James V. Carmichael and the generation of business leaders who transformed post-World War II Georgia

  JAMIL'S GEORGIA In this column, members of Georgia Humanities and their colleagues take…

Georgia (Nov 24, 2015) — JAMIL'S GEORGIA


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In this column, members of Georgia Humanities and their colleagues take turns discussing Georgia’s history and culture, and other topics that matter. Through different voices, we hear different stories.

This week, guest columnist THOMAS A. SCOTT, professor emeritus of history at Kennesaw State University, tells the story of a business leader who paved the way for the significance of the Atlanta region’s business and industry sectors.

Thomas A. Scott


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu