from the poem, Describe the TVA and its Significance to the South.?

the poem- I was eighteen before I ate my fill. We lived off cotton and the cow’s good will. Somebody told us that Wall Street fell: We were so poor, we couldn’t even tell. Summer was wet and winter was dry, and Momma was old at thirty-five. The cotton was short and the weeds were tall, and Mr. Roosevelt was gonna save us all. Momma got sick, Daddy got down, The county got the farm, and we moved to town. Daddy got a job with the TVA, bought a washing machine and a new Chevrolet. Gone, gone, gone with the wind, There ain’t nobody looking back again.

Asked By: iloveshane1505 - 2/20/2007
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Prior to the existence of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the average person in 1900 awoke to a hand-wound clock, often well before sunrise. In an era of kerosene lamps and lanterns, there was no electric light switch; in an era of outhouses and manual water pumps, no tap to turn on for running water. There was... More
Answered By: Marilyn B - 2/20/2007
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The TVA opened up a whole new oportunity fpr jobs and made life easier and better for people who lived in the south. It was no longer a time that you had to work from daylight to dusk just to survive.
Answered By: Anna S - 2/20/2007
T.V.A.(tennessee valley authorities)=Started out to be a DAM, growing in that valley was about pettered out, so they bought everyone out and made a dam of which with the rest of the systems power a few states+== Your poem daddy sold his farm and got a job at tva. bought a home + to take better care of the family.== In... More
Answered By: JAY - 2/20/2007
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