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Atlanta/Georgia Political and Movement History

Atlanta and Georgia have been in the news a lot this election cycle, but the dynamics that have brought us to this moment are a long time coming. Whether you are new to Atlanta or an old school ATLien, this list is designed to help you make sense of our current political moment through the lens of mainstream and grassroots political, cultural, and social histories (and even a few novels!). 

Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta (Southern Dissent) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813062136
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Published: University Press of Florida - March 8th, 2016

"Offers a much needed discussion of racial politics in the premier New South city. Readers will discover that courageous struggles for justice, as much as compromise, have marked the so-called Atlanta-style since Reconstruction."--W. Scott Poole, College of Charleston


The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691133898
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Published: Princeton University Press - August 26th, 2007

Suburban sprawl transformed the political culture of the American South as much as the civil rights movement did during the second half of the twentieth century.


White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691133867
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Published: Princeton University Press - July 29th, 2007

The forgotten story of how southern white supremacy and resistance to desegregation helped give birth to the modern conservative movement


The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781469654751
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - August 1st, 2019

For more than a century, the city of Atlanta has been associated with black achievement in education, business, politics, media, and music, earning it the nickname the black Mecca.


Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City 1946-1996 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781563522963
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Published: Taylor Trade Publishing - May 25th, 1996

Former CNN commentator Frederick Allen presents a behind-the-scenes look at the men who transformed Atlanta from a sleepy Southern backwater to an international powerhouse--and how they did it. Personal papers, private correspondence, and Allen's own intimate knowledge of the major players combine to produce a riveting chronicle.


The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780190265960
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 23rd, 2019

The Southern Strategy is traditionally understood as a Goldwater and Nixon-era effort by the Republican Party to win over disaffected white voters in the Democratic stronghold of the American South. To realign these voters with the GOP, the party abandoned its past support for civil rights and used racially coded language to capitalize on southern white racial angst.


One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781635571394
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 17th, 2019

As featured in the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award Finalist, Longlisted for the National Book Award
Best Books of the Year--Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Bustle, NYPL


The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History Cover Image
By Gary W. Gallagher (Editor), Alan T. Nolan (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780253222664
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Published: Indiana University Press - October 18th, 2010

Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states' rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself.


The Culture of Property: Race, Class, and Housing Landscapes in Atlanta, 1880-1950 (Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South #9) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820333922
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Published: University of Georgia Press - November 1st, 2009

This history of the idea of "neighborhood" in a major American city examines the transition of Atlanta, Georgia, from a place little concerned with residential segregation, tasteful surroundings, and property control to one marked by extreme concentrations of poverty and racial and class exclusion.


Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior #6) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691203720
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Published: Princeton University Press - March 10th, 2020

The lasting effects of slavery on contemporary political attitudes in the American South


Leaving Atlanta Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446690898
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 1st, 2003

From the author of the Oprah's Book Club Selection An American Marriage, here is a beautifully evocative novel that proves why Tayari Jones is "one of the most important voices of her generation" (Essence).


Rivers of Sand: Creek Indian Emigration, Relocation, and Ethnic Cleansing in the American South (Indians of the Southeast) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496219541
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - July 1st, 2020

At its height the Creek Nation comprised a collection of multiethnic towns and villages with a domain stretching across large parts of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. By the 1830s, however, the Creeks had lost almost all this territory through treaties and by the unchecked intrusion of white settlers who illegally expropriated Native soil.


Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780199932016
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2012

In this Bancroft Prize-winning history of the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta from the end of World War II to 1980, Tomiko Brown-Nagin shows that long before "black power" emerged and gave black dissent from the mainstream civil rights agenda a name, African Americans in Atlanta questioned the meaning of equality and the steps necessary to obtain a share of the American dream.


Regime Politics (Studies in Government & Public Policy) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780700604166
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Published: University Press of Kansas - September 18th, 1989

From the end of Georgia's white primary in 1946 to the present, Atlanta has been a community of growing black electoral strength and stable white economic power. Yet the ballot box and investment money never became opposing weapons in a battle for domination. Instead, Atlanta experienced the emergence and evolution of a biracial coalition.


The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Reissued Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805039399
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 15th, 1995

One of America's most important writers takes on the arrest of Wayne Bertram Williams for the murder of twenty-eight black children in Atlanta to offer this searing indictment of the nation's racial stagnation.


Imagineering Atlanta: The Politics of Place in the City of Dreams (Haymarket Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781859841457
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Published: Verso - April 17th, 1996

In the age of decentralization, instant communications, and the subordination of locality to the demands of a globalizing market, contemporary cities have taken on place-less or a-geographic characters. They have become phantasmagorical landscapes. Atlanta, argues Charles Rutheiser, is in many ways paradigmatic of this generic urbanism.


Beyond Atlanta: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgia, 1940-1980 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820325286
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Published: University of Georgia Press - April 7th, 2003

This sweeping history of the civil rights movement in the South's largest state tells of many Georgias. On one extreme is Atlanta, a metropolitan center of relative black prosperity and training ground of many movement leaders. On another is Albany. A city deep in the "black belt" of the plantation South, it is the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatest civil rights setback.


The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The Great Truth about the Lost Cause Cover Image
By James W. Loewen (Editor), Edward H. Sebesta (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781604732191
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - July 28th, 2010

Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans--including most history teachers--think the Confederate States seceded for "states' rights." This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy.


Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813064130
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Published: University Press of Florida - March 5th, 2019

Southern Association for Women Historians Julia Cherry Spruill Prize Even without the right to vote, members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy proved to have enormous social and political influence throughout the South--all in the name of preserving Confederate culture.


Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory Cover Image
By Cynthia Mills, Pamela H. Simpson (Contributions by), Karen L. Cox (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781621904441
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Published: Univ Tennessee Press - May 10th, 2019

This richly illustrated collection of essays, reissued in paperback with a new foreword by Karen L. Cox, examines Confederate memorials from Monument Avenue to Stone Mountain and explores how each monument, with its associated public rituals, testifies to the romanticized narrative of the American Civil War known as the Lost Cause.


They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300251838
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Published: Yale University Press - January 7th, 2020

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History
 
A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy

“Compelling.”—Renee Graham, Boston Globe
 
“Stunning.”—Rebecca Onion, Slate
 
“Makes a vital c


White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632864130
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016


The Indicted South (New Directions in Southern Studies) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781469611648
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 15th, 2014

By the 1920s, the sectional reconciliation that had seemed achievable after Reconstruction was foundering, and the South was increasingly perceived and portrayed as impoverished, uneducated, and backward.


Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393357707
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 28th, 2020

"A gripping and troubling account of the origins of our turbulent times.” —Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States


One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465097418
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Published: Basic Books - May 3rd, 2016

The provocative and authoritative history of the origins of Christian America in the New Deal era

We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the belief that America is fundamentally and formally Christian originated in the 1930s.


The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439131336
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2017

* Winner of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award
* National Book Award Finalist
* Time magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of the Year
* New York Times Notable Book
* Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017


“A page turner…We have long needed a fair-minded overview of this vitally important religious sensibility, and FitzG


The New Suburban History (Historical Studies of Urban America) Cover Image
By Kevin M. Kruse (Editor), Thomas J. Sugrue (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780226456638
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Published: University of Chicago Press - July 15th, 2006

America has become a nation of suburbs. Confronting the popular image of suburbia as simply a refuge for affluent whites, The New Suburban History rejects the stereotypes of a conformist and conflict-free suburbia. The seemingly calm streets of suburbia were, in fact, battlegrounds over race, class, and politics.


Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807848982
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - August 28th, 2000

Atlanta is often cited as a prime example of a progressive New South metropolis in which blacks and whites have forged a city too busy to hate. But Ronald Bayor argues that the city continues to bear the indelible mark of racial bias.


Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820306810
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Published: University of Georgia Press - October 1st, 1980

Charles Reagan Wilson documents that for over half a century there existed not one, but two civil religions in the United States, the second not dedicated to honoring the American nation. Extensively researched in primary sources, Baptized in Blood is a significant and well-written study of the South’s civil religion, one of two public faiths in America.


Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780830845255
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Published: IVP Books - November 5th, 2019

★ PW Starred Review: "This sobering critique presents a disturbing yet welcome analysis of how the Doctrine of Discovery has split American church and society along racial lines..."


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection
One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction
Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfi


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553447453
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Published: Crown - February 28th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • One of the most acclaimed books of our time, this modern classic “has set a new standard for reporting on poverty” (Barbara Ehrenreich, The New York Times Book Review).


Those Bones Are Not My Child: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679774082
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Published: Vintage - October 24th, 2000

This suspenseful novel portrays a community--and a family--under siege, during the shocking string of murders of black children in Atlanta in the early 1980s. 


Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451664706
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Published: Atria Books - February 20th, 2018

In this inspiring memoir—that Jane Fonda raves “will make you braver…want to live your life better and make a difference”—the award-winning playwright and bestselling author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of juggling marriage, motherhood, and politics while working to hone her craft as a writer.

Before she become one o


Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250078254
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 15th, 2016

**Winner, Phillip D. Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment**

**A Planetizen Top Planning Book for 2017**


Flight Path: A Search for Roots Beneath the World's Busiest Airport Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938235283
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Published: Hub City Press - April 4th, 2017

In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer discovers that all three of her childhood houses have been wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.


Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780865477506
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Published: North Point Press - September 14th, 2010

For a decade, Suburban Nation has given voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and replace the last century's automobile-based settlement patterns with a return to more traditional planning.


City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America's Urban Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465054732
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Published: Basic Books - May 16th, 2017

What we can learn from Atlanta's struggle to reinvent itself in the 21st Century


Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820333076
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Published: University of Georgia Press - July 1st, 2009

During the hot summer of 1906, anger simmered in Atlanta, a city that outwardly savored its reputation as the Gate City of the New South, a place where the races lived peacefully, if apart, and everyone focused more on prosperity than prejudice.


Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780190271718
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 1st, 2018

Why do white supremacist politics in America remain so powerful? Elizabeth Gillespie McRae argues that the answer lies with white women.


Challenging U.S. Apartheid: Atlanta and Black Struggles for Human Rights, 1960-1977 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822337911
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Published: Duke University Press - July 5th, 2006

Challenging U.S. Apartheid is an innovative, richly detailed history of Black struggles for human dignity, equality, and opportunity in Atlanta from the early 1960s through the end of the initial term of Maynard Jackson, the city's first Black mayor, in 1977. Winston A.


There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights, 1945-1975 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307275509
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Published: Vintage - August 14th, 2007

During the civil rights movement, epic battles for justice were fought in the streets, at lunch counters, and in the classrooms of the American South. Just as many battles were waged, however, in the hearts and minds of ordinary white southerners whose world became unrecognizable to them.


Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679776208
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Published: Vintage - June 1st, 1999

Making Whiteness is a profoundly important work that explains how and why whiteness came to be such a crucial, embattled--and distorting--component of twentieth-century American identity.  In intricately textured detail and with passionately mastered analysis, Grace Elizabeth Hale shows how, when faced with the active citizenship of their ex-slaves after the Civil War, white south


Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992 Cover Image
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - October 4th, 2018

Mark Newman draws on a vast range of archives and many interviews to uncover for the first time the complex response of African American and white Catholics across the South to desegregation.


Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (Gender and American Culture) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807856161
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 28th, 2005

One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives.


Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684850139
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Published: Scribner Book Company - February 5th, 2002

THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF THE VITAL ROLE
WOMEN -- BOTH BLACK AND WHITE -- PLAYED
IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT


Pathogenic Policing: Immigration Enforcement and Health in the U.S. South (Medical Anthropology) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813595320
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Published: Rutgers University Press - July 12th, 2019

The relationship between undocumented immigrants and law enforcement officials continues to be a politically contentious topic in the United States.


Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of the U.S. South Cover Image
By Mary E. Odem (Editor), Elaine Lacy (Editor), Angela C. Stuesse (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9780820332123
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Published: University of Georgia Press - April 1st, 2009

The Latino population in the South has more than doubled over the past decade. The mass migration of Latin Americans to the U.S. South has led to profound changes in the social, economic, and cultural life of the region and inaugurated a new era in southern history. This multidisciplinary collection of essays, written by U.S.


Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South (Asian American Experience) Cover Image
By Khyati Y. Joshi (Editor), Jigna Desai (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780252079382
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Published: University of Illinois Press - October 14th, 2013

Extending the understanding of race and ethnicity in the South beyond the prism of black-white relations, this interdisciplinary collection explores the growth, impact, and significance of rapidly growing Asian American populations in the American South.


Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South Cover Image
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Published: New York University Press - April 23rd, 2010

2012 Honorable mention for the Book Award in Cultural Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies

Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sit?


Hip Hop's Li'l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education #399) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781433111907
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Published: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi - October 10th, 2012

This book has received the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2013.


To Build Our Lives Together: Community Formation in Black Atlanta, 1875-1906 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820326191
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Published: University of Georgia Press - July 8th, 2004

After Reconstruction, against considerable odds, African Americans in Atlanta went about such self-interested pursuits as finding work and housing. They also built community, says Allison Dorsey.


Undaunted by the Fight: Spelman College and the Civil Rights Movement, 1957-1967 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780865549388
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Published: Mercer University Press - March 16th, 2005

Undaunted by the Fight is a study of small but dedicated, group of Spelman College students and faculty who, between 1957 and 1967 risked their lives, compromised their grades, and jeopardized their careers to make Atlanta and the South a more just and open society.


Civil Rights and Public Accommodations: The Heart of Atlanta Motel and McClung Cases Cover Image
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Published: University Press of Kansas - May 1st, 2001

The struggle for civil rights in America was fought at the lunch counter as well as in the streets. It ultimately found victory in the halls of government--but, as Richard Cortner reveals, only through a creative use of congressional power and critical judicial decisions.


A Church, a School: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Civil Rights Editorials from the Atlanta Constitution (Southern Classics) Cover Image
By Ralph McGill, Angie Maxwell (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781611171297
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Published: University of South Carolina Press - October 25th, 2012

Ralph McGill (1898-1969) was the editor in chief of the Atlanta Constitution during the turbulent years of the civil rights movement that followed Brown v. Board of Education, and he became an outspoken advocate for integration and racial tolerance in the South.


From Southern Wrongs to Civil Rights: The Memoir of a White Civil Rights Activist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780817310264
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Published: University Alabama Press - August 28th, 2000

This first-hand account tells the story of turbulent civil rights era Atlanta through the eyes of a white upper-class woman who became an outspoken advocate for integration and racial equality.

As a privileged white woman who grew up in segregated Atlanta, Sara Mitchell Parsons was an unlikely candidate to become a civil rights agitator.


Veiled Visions: The 1906 Atlanta Race Riot and the Reshaping of American Race Relations Cover Image
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 1st, 2005

In 1906 Atlanta, after a summer of inflammatory headlines and accusations of black-on-white sexual assaults, armed white mobs attacked African Americans, resulting in at least twenty-five black fatalities. Atlanta's black residents fought back and repeatedly defended their neighborhoods from white raids.


Lockheed, Atlanta, and the Struggle for Racial Integration Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820355146
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Published: University of Georgia Press - November 15th, 2019

Lockheed has been one of American's largest corporations and most important defense contractors from World War II to the present day (since 1995 as part of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company). During the postwar era, its executives enacted complicated business responses to black demands for equality.


And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - October 12th, 2004

In 1913, 13-year-old Mary Phagan was found brutally murdered in the basement of the Atlanta pencil factory where she worked. The factory manager, a college-educated Jew named Leo Frank, was arrested, tried, and convicted in a trial that seized national headlines. When the governor commuted his death sentence, Frank was kidnapped and lynched by a group of prominent local citizens.


The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement Cover Image
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Published: NewSouth Books - January 15th, 2019

Even forty years after the civil rights movement, the transition from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of SNCC seems quite a journey. In the early 1960s, when Bob Zellner's professors and classmates at a small church school in Alabama thought he was crazy for even wanting to do research on civil rights, it was nothing short of remarkable.


Silver Rights Cover Image
By Constance Curry, Marian Wright Edelman (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781616205591
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 4th, 2014

“THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN IS AN EDUCATION.” —Mae Bertha Carter
 
In 1965, the Carters, an African American sharecropping family with thirteen children, took public officials at their word when they were offered “Freedom of Choice” to send their children to any school they wished, and so began their unforeseen strug


Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique Cover Image
By Loretta Ross (Editor), Erika Derkas (Editor), Whitney Peoples (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781558614376
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Published: Feminist Press - November 14th, 2017

Expanding the social justice discourse surrounding "reproductive rights" to include issues of environmental justice, incarceration, poverty, disability, and more, this crucial anthology explores the practical applications for activist thought migrating from the community into the academy.


The Temple Bombing Cover Image
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Published: Da Capo Press - August 29th, 2006

At 3:37 in the morning of Sunday, October 12, 1958, a bundle of dynamite blew out the side wall of the Temple, Atlanta's oldest and richest synagogue. The devastation to the building was vast-but even greater were the changes those 50 sticks of dynamite made to Atlanta, the South, and ultimately, all of the United States (Detroit Free Press).


Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620972977
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Published: New Press - April 14th, 2020

A scathing and original look at the racist origins of psychiatry, through the story of the largest mental institution in the world

Today, 90 percent of psychiatric beds are located in jails and prisons across the United States, institutions that confine disproportionate numbers of African Americans.


The Highs and Lows of Little Five: A History of Little Five Points (Brief History) Cover Image
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Published: History Press - February 12th, 2010

The Highs and Lows of Little Five Points documents the transformations of Atlanta's first Neighborhood Commercial District.


Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140265095
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 1997

"A fascinating tale of two cities told through the rise of two of Atlanta's most illustrious political families...highly significant in what it reveals about ambition, hard work, success, and race relations."—David Levering Lewis.


Atlanta: Hip-Hop and the South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811872775
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 10th, 2010

Since the late 1990s, Atlanta has become a dominant center of hip-hophome to mega-selling artists like OutKast, T-Pain, and T.I., and host to an electric mix of superstars, aspiring young rappers, and inspired fans. In Atlanta, photographer Michael Schmelling documents the artists, the fans, and the musical vitality of a city that is always redefining hip-hop.


A Tough Little Patch of History: Gone with the Wind and the Politics of Memory Cover Image
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Published: University of Arkansas Press - April 1st, 2014

More than seventy-five years after its publication, Gone with the Wind remains thoroughly embedded in American culture. Margaret Mitchell’s novel and the film produced by David O.


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Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South Cover Image
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 22nd, 2021

This vibrant book pulses with the beats of a new American South, probing the ways music, literature, and film have remixed southern identities for a post-civil rights generation. For scholar and critic Regina N.


Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 13th, 1995

On Thanksgiving night, 1915, a small band of hooded men gathered atop Stone Mountain, an imposing granite butte just outside Atlanta.


An insider’s account of the infamous Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal that scapegoated black employees for problems rooted in the education reform movement.


A Culinary History of Atlanta Cover Image
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Published: History Press - May 20th, 2019

Food is at the heart of Atlanta, and here discover iconic dishes, notorious restaurants, and the rich culinary history of this Southern city.


Atlanta's cuisine has always been an integral part of its identity. From its Native American.


Schooling Jim Crow: The Fight for Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School and the Roots of Black Protest Politics (Carter G. Woodson Institute) Cover Image
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Published: University of Virginia Press - August 16th, 2019

In 1919 the NAACP organized a voting bloc powerful enough to compel the city of Atlanta to budget $1.5 million for the construction of schools for black students. This victory would have been remarkable in any era, but in the context of the Jim Crow South it was revolutionary.