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Red Clay, Pink Cadillacs and White Gold: The Kaolin Chalk Wars
The story of the billion-dollar kaolin industry and the people who live in poverty above the untold wealth beneath them.
Hardcover, 194 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Longstreet Pr
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In middle Georgia, where my father's side of the family has owned land since before the Revolutionary War, there are piney woods, poor farmland, and poverty. Beneath the scrappy soil, however, is the world's finest kaolin chalk used to make everything from the glossy paper you see in "National Geographic" magazine, to English china, to the nose cones on rockets, to the medicine kaopectate. This is the story of illiterate landholders and the mining companies that paid them five cents a ton for th ...more