Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

John M. Barry
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Chapter 10 Summary

At the outbreak of World War I, the Delta area is still largely undeveloped due to the persistent lack of manpower. In most of the poorer areas, crime is rampant, and murder is commonplace. Against the backdrop of crime among the poorer areas, Delta business flourishes, and the rich acquire vast fortunes. Greenville boasts numerous restaurants, hotels and society clubs, and it becomes a center of fashion and culture.

Greenville's public schools are exceptional, spending lavishly on both white and black students. Percy's influence is felt everywhere, and the society in which he lives in many ways mirrors his values. However, times are changing, and as the Delta area grows, Percy's influence diminishes.

Nationally, technology, war and the advent of a new sexuality are changing the very fabric of society. Many react by establishing clubs to stabilize and preserve the established order. Prior...

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