Born in the small town of LaGrange in west Georgia, Fuller E. Callaway rose from relative obscurity to become an influential member of the New South. He built up a considerable fortune as a textile manufacturer, but his legacy in Georgia far supersedes his business accomplishments. Two historians, Buck and Carol Melton, delve into the life of the Georgia industrialist in their new book Fuller E. Callaway: Portrait of a New South Citizen.
We talk with both authors about how Callaway’s influence still endures in the Peach State.
Learn more about Callaway and the biography at: fullercallaway.org