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By Harold E. Davis

     the preferred photo of Henry W. Grady is that of a champion of the postbellum South, a quarter that will forgive the North for defeating it and might mobilize its personal many assets for hones enterprise and agricultural competition. Biographies and collections of Grady’s essays and speeches that seemed presently after his dying more suitable this snapshot, and for a half-century, Grady was once thought of the personification of the hot South move, a circulate which promised industrialization for the South, a higher Southern agriculture, and justice and chance for black Southerners. As dealing with editor of the Atlanta structure, he espoused the recent South during the state and was once widespread as a speaker for audiences in big apple and Boston.    via wide learn, targeting the last decade of the Eighteen Eighties in Georgia, Davis demonstrates that even if Grady acknowledged the entire correct issues to teach that he wanted to industrialize the South and that he used to be devoted to the development of agriculture and equity in racial issues, in truth he spent so much of his efforts on behalf of Atlanta. His significant curiosity was once in creating a distinction for that urban, leaving the remainder of the South to get pleasure from no matter what Atlanta couldn't garner for itself.

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To Grady's romantic eye, the Pitts shanty symbolized the longing of every person for a home. " No text for it was written out fully, but notes show that it was an evocation of the hearthside virtues that Grady loved. 30 He repeated the lecture in Augusta, Gainesville, and Athens to great acclaim, which made the embarrassment that followed all the worse. As the praises of the "Patchwork Palace" were sung, Powell, or Pitts, beat up Mrs. Powell, was put out of the house, and taken to the police station.

For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. Grady and the Atlanta Constitution I 37 bought a substantial interest in the Constitution from Clarke, and who was now editor in chief. Howell engaged Grady as a reporter on the spot, and before the train to Augusta left the station, Grady was on his way to the Constitution. 28 Howell took Grady's suggestion that he also hire Joel Chandler Harris, then in Atlanta with his family after fleeing a yellow fever epidemic in Savannah.

The honor he coveted was that of "Final Orator" at graduation representing the Washington society, and almost every letter he wrote during the period deals with his plans to win it. He was all but certain that he would, but the winner was selected by election and Grady failed. He wrote a despairing letter to his mother, asking to stay in Charlottesville for another year to try again. 18 He did not stay, but slipped off to Richmond with a few friends. For the only recorded time in his life, he got drunk briefly and even that failed to help.

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