South's fiscal past detailed in exhibit
Unlike most Southern history, written in the grand sweep of big events, this is an on-the-street look at the deeds, bonds, bills of sale, stock certificates, bank notes, posters and other documents that made the economy work.
The exhibit covers the region from its slave-based economy of the early 1800s to the 1930s New Deal — the historical dividing line between the South that President Franklin Roosevelt in 1938 called "the nation's No. 1 economic problem" and the Sun Belt economic dynamo of the past 50 years.
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