A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and the by William Rawlings

By William Rawlings

A KILLING ON RING JAW BLUFF recounts the increase and fall of Georgia’s rural inhabitants as advised in the course of the tale of Charles Graves Rawlings. From modest beginnings as a liveryman, he bought approximately 40,000 acres of land, in addition to a financial institution, a railroad, and various different companies. via 1920, he used to be one of many state’s wealthier males, with a loving spouse and kin, and strong political connections. 5 years later he was once dealing with a sentence of lifestyles in criminal for his function within the alleged homicide of his first cousin, Gus Tarbutton. the expansion of wealth in rural Georgia in the course of the first twenty years of the 20th century was once dramatic, as was once the commercial crash that followed and the so-called nice Recession of 1920–21. whereas the remainder of the state recovered quickly, transitioning to the period of the Roaring Twenties, the agricultural South remained mired in social and fiscal melancholy. this is often the tale of rural Georgia that foreshadowed our personal day, our personal story.

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