The effects of world war II on the schools for white children of Baldwin County, Alabama
Baldwin County, situated in the southernmost part of Alabama between Mobile and Perdido Bays, has a million acres of land and a long shoreline with both gulf coast and bay shore. Since it is semi-maritime in economy and culture, fishing and allied industries vie with naval stores and truck farming as major industries. Its long growing season and diverse population have made intensive mechanized truck farming highly profitable. Produce, moved by rail and truck, is carried almost exclusively above the Mason and Dixon line to assured markets. Within the past fifteen years poultry, dairy and beef cattle, and the resort business have become significant, and the naval stores and pulp industries are good "money" items. Baldwin is one of Alabama's high income counties; tenant farming, except among some of the Negro districts, is practically non-existent.