Atlanta, Cradle of the New South

Atlanta, Cradle of the New South

Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath

eBook - 2013
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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 a.
Publisher: Chapel Hill :, The University of North Carolina Press,, 2013
ISBN: 9781469607771
1469607778
9781469608327
1469608324
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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