Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath - Civil War America (Hardback)
  • Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath - Civil War America (Hardback)
zoom

Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath - Civil War America (Hardback)

(author)
£32.95
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 30/05/2013
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
After conquering Atlanta in the summer of 1864 and occupying it for two months, Union forces laid waste to the city in November. William T. Sherman's invasion was a pivotal moment in the history of the South and Atlanta's rebuilding over the following fifty years came to represent the contested meaning of the Civil War itself. The war's aftermath brought contentious transition from Old South to New for whites and African Americans alike. Historian William Link argues that this struggle defined the broader meaning of the Civil War in the modern South, with no place embodying the region's past and future more clearly than Atlanta.

Link frames the city as both exceptional--because of the incredible impact of the war there and the city's phoenix-like postwar rise--and as a model for other southern cities. He shows how, in spite of the violent reimposition of white supremacy, freedpeople in Atlanta built a cultural, economic, and political centre that helped to define black America.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469607764
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 531 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

Bass Culture
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Added to basket
A Short History of the Celts
Added to basket
The Freedom Writers Diary
Added to basket
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
My Bondage and My Freedom
Added to basket
The Unconquered
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Lost World Of The Kalahari
Added to basket
The World Until Yesterday
Added to basket
The Wrath of Cochise
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Sister Outsider
Added to basket
Gypsies of Britain
Added to basket
The History of Mary Prince
Added to basket
Aboriginal Art
Added to basket
£9.95
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.