Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events: Vol. 1: 1820s-1870s

Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events: Vol. 1: 1820s-1870s

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qAtlanta and Environsq is, in every way, an exhaustive history of the Atlanta Area from the time of its settlement in the 1820s through the 1970s. Volumes I and II, together more than two thousand pages in length, represent a quarter century of research by their author, Franklin M. Garrett--a man called qa walking encyclopedia on Atlanta historyq by the qAtlanta Journal-Constitution.q With the publication of Volume III, by Harold H. Martin, this chronicle of the South's most vibrant city incorporates the spectacular growth and enterprise that have characterized Atlanta in recent decades. The work is arranged chronologically, with a section devoted to each decade, a chapter to each year. Volume I covers the history of Atlanta and its people up to 1880--ranging from the city's founding as qTerminusq through its Civil War destruction and subsequent phoenixlike rebirth. Volume II details Atlanta's development from 1880 through the 1930s--including occurrences of such diversity as the development of the Coca-Cola Company and the Atlanta premiere of Gone with the Wind. Taking up the city's fortunes in the 1940s, Volume III spans the years of Atlanta's greatest growth. Tracing the rise of new building on the downtown skyline and the construction of Hartsfield International Airport on the city's perimeter, covering the politics at City Hall and the box scores of Atlanta's new baseball team, recounting the changing terms of race relations and the city's growing support of the arts, the last volume of qAtlanta and Environsq documents the maturation of the South's preeminent city.His first regular job in this country was that of clerk in a small mercantile store in Cleveland, Ohio. He displayed a knack ... The interior decorations were done in black and gold and elaborate gas chandeliers hung from the ceilings. This storeanbsp;...

Title:Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events: Vol. 1: 1820s-1870s
Author: Franklin M. Garrett
Publisher:University of Georgia Press - 2011-03-01

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