- The first “New South” (1877 to 1945) and the “Sunbelt South” (1945 to present).
- The Great Depression/Second World War as the historical pivot between the “New South” and the “Sunbelt South.”
- Differences between the “New South” and “Sunbelt South.”
- The role of military spending during World War I, World War II, and the Cold War in creating the Sunbelt economy.
- The demise of the “small town rich man” after World War II.