Atlanta and Environs, Vol. 3

Atlanta and Environs, Vol. 3

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Atlanta and Environs 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. Garretta€”a man called a€œa walking encyclopedia on Atlanta historya€ by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. With the publication of Volume III, by Harold H. Martin, this chronicle of the Southa€™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 1880a€”ranging from the citya€™s founding as a€œTerminusa€ through its Civil War destruction and subsequent phoenixlike rebirth. Volume II details Atlantaa€™s development from 1880 through the 1930sa€”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 citya€™s fortunes in the 1940s, Volume III spans the years of Atlantaa€™s greatest growth. Tracing the rise of new building on the downtown skyline and the construction of Hartsfield International Airport on the citya€™s perimeter, covering the politics at City Hall and the box scores of Atlantaa€™s new baseball team, recounting the changing terms of race relations and the citya€™s growing support of the arts, the last volume of Atlanta and Environs documents the maturation of the Southa€™s preeminent city.A native of Atlanta, Abreu was by profession an interior decorator. Mayor Hartsfield, as in years gone by, found occasion to point with pride to the management of the citya#39;s finances. There was more than $1 million in the city surplus fund, anbsp;...

Title:Atlanta and Environs, Vol. 3
Author:Franklin Miller Garrett, Harold H. Martin
Publisher:University of Georgia Press - 2010-04-15


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