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Rage in the Gate City : the story of the 1906 Atlanta race riot

Author: Rebecca Burns
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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During the hot summer of 1906, anger simmered in Atlanta, a city where the races lived peacefully. But racial hatred came to the forefront during a heated political campaign, and the city's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burns, Rebecca, 1966-
Rage in the Gate City.
Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008049645
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Burns
ISBN: 9780820342917 0820342912
OCLC Number: 759160206
Notes: First edition: Cincinnati : Emmis Books, 2006.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 214 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : Atlanta, 1906 --
A lynching in Lakewood --
Politics of fear --
The Gate City --
The truck farmer's wife --
Harpers Ferry --
Incident at Copenhill --
Pastor Proctor's sermon --
Two meetings and one party --
Low dives and blind tigers --
Celebration --
A visit from William Jennings Bryan --
Orrie Bryan's story --
"Extra! Extra!" --
Rage --
Fighting back --
Attack on Brownsville --
Negotiations --
What happened to Max Barber --
On trial --
Christmas unease --
Epilogue: Atlanta, 2006.
Responsibility: Rebecca Burns.

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