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1. Living Atlanta: An Oral History
2. Transportation planning land-use
3. Hope and Danger in the New South
4. American City, Southern Place:
5. Gateway to Justice: The Juvenile
7. Paternalism in a Southern City:
8. Country Towns of Georgia
9. New Men, New Cities, New South:
10. Strangers in the City: The Atlanta
11. Gender Power, Leadership, and
12. Spending a Lifetime: The Careers
13. Sea Island Roots: African Presence
14. Rage in the Gate City: The Story
15. Sprawl City: Race, Politics, and
16. The Atlanta Riot: Race, Class,
17. RUSSIA - Aug. 24 - US Rebukes
18. Awakening the Heart: Exploring
19. Liberty's Captives: Narratives
20. Somewhat More Independent: The

1. Living Atlanta: An Oral History of the City, 1914-1948
by Clifford M. Kuhn, Harlon E. Joye, E. Bernard West, Bernard West
Hardcover: 406 Pages (1990-02)
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Asin: 0820311618
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From the memories of everyday experience, this book vividly recreates life in the city during the 3 decades from WWI through WWII -- a period in which a small, regional capital became a center of industry, education, finance, commerce, & travel. This profusely illustrated volume draws on nearly 200 interviews with Atlanta residents who recall, in their own words, "the way it was"-- from segregated streetcars to college fraternity parties, from moonshine peddling to visiting performances by the Met. Opera, from the growth of neighborhoods to religious revivals; includes Martin Luther King, Sr., Clarence Bacote, & Benjamin Mays. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Living History
I found this book riveting.I have lived in Atlanta all my life and know a good bit about the history of the city and the struggles it has faced to become the wonderful place it is now.

I also worked with one of thebook's author's wives during the time it was a "work in progress"and was a tiny part of the hard work he put into the writing of thebook.

My father-in-law, a nationally-known jazz pianist,is one of thepersons who was interviewed for this Oral History about his role in theAtlanta music scene during the time things were changing so rapidly in thecity.He was quite instrumental in breaking the "color" barrierin Atlanta during what was a very tumultuous time.

I find the focus ofthe book refreshing. It is not just another "history boook", fullof cold and impersonal "facts and figures". You will findinformation in this book that you may not find anywhere else in an Atlanta"history", and much of this unique information can, if you willlet it, give you a completely different feeling for much of Atlanta'shistory.

I highly recommend the book.I am hoping against hope that itis *not* out of print and/or otherwise unavailable.I failed to get a copywhen it was fist released, and want one NOW while my father-in-law is stillliving so I can get it autographed by both him *and* my friend's husband.

2-0 out of 5 stars Unless you like whining, skip this book.
The premise of this book is so promising, yet it disappoints entirely. After reading this, you get the idea that growing up in Atlanta meant uniform oppression for all, which it certainly did NOT. Can't we have acollection of remembrances that doesn't center on reciting grievances? Skip it, skip it, and go out to the Varsity for a chili dog instead. -Marianna ... Read more

2. Transportation planning land-use studies: The state of the art (Research report - Georgia Dept. of Transportation)
by Paul Francis Wendt
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1975)

Asin: B0006X8IZA
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3. Hope and Danger in the New South City: Working-Class Women and Urban Development in Atlanta, 1890-1940
by Georgina Hickey
Paperback: 328 Pages (2005-09-01)
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For Atlanta, the early decades of the twentieth century brought chaoticeconomic and demographic growth. Women—black and white—emerged as avisible new component of the city's population. As maids and cooks,secretaries and factory workers, these women served the "better classes"in their homes and businesses. They were enthusiastic patrons of thecity's new commercial amusements and the mothers of Atlanta's burgeoningworking classes. In response to women's growing public presence, asGeorgina Hickey reveals, Atlanta's boosters, politicians, and reformerscreated a set of images that attempted to define the lives andcontributions of working women. Through these images, city residentsexpressed ambivalence toward Atlanta's growth, which, although welcome,also threatened the established racial and gender hierarchies of thecity.

Using period newspapers, municipal documents, governmentinvestigations, organizational records, oral histories, and photographicevidence, Hope and Danger in the New South City relates theexperience of working-class women across lines of race—as sources oflabor, community members, activists, pleasure seekers, and consumers ofsocial services—to the process of urban development.

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4. American City, Southern Place: A Cultural History of Antebellum Richmond
by Gregg D. Kimball
Paperback: 392 Pages (2003-11-03)
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This highly praised history reveals the Richmondcommunity as a series of dynamic, overlapping networks and shows howvarious groups--including merchant families, the city's largest blackchurch congregation, ironworkers, and militia volunteers--understoodthemselves and their society. ... Read more

5. Gateway to Justice: The Juvenile Court and Progressive Child Welfare in a Southern City (Studies in the Legal History of the South)
by Jennifer Trost
Paperback: 224 Pages (2005-02-28)
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The Juvenile Court of Memphis, founded in 1910, directed delinquent and dependent children into a variety of private charitable organizations and public correctional facilities. Drawing on the court's case files and other primary sources, Jennifer Trost explains the complex interactions between parents, children, and welfare officials in the urban South.

Trost adds a personal dimension to her study by focusing on the people who appeared before the court-and not only on the legal specifics of their cases. Directed for thirty years by the charismatic and well-known chief judge Camille Kelley, the court was at once a traditional house of justice, a social services provider, an agent of state control, and a community-based mediator. Because the court saw boys and girls, blacks and whites, native Memphians and newly arrived residents with rural backgrounds, Trost is able to make subtle points about differences in these clients' experiences with the court.

Those differences, she shows, were defined by the mix of Progressive and traditional attitudes that the involved parties held toward issues of class, race, and gender. Trost's insights are all the more valuable because the Memphis court had a large African American clientele. In addition, the court's jurisdiction extended beyond children engaged in criminal or otherwise unacceptable conduct to include those who suffered from neglect, abuse, or poverty.

A work of legal history animated by questions more commonly posed by social historians, Gateway to Justice will engage anyone interested in how the early welfare state shaped, and was shaped by, tensions between public standards and private practices of parenting, sexuality, and race relations.

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6. REQUIEM FOR LOST CITY (Civil War Georgia)
by Robert S. Davis
Hardcover: 224 Pages (1999-05-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Life Scarlett O'Hara
I edited this work for publication. It should appeal to anyone interested in real Civil War experiences. Sallie Conley Clayton came from one of the most prominent families in Georgia and she survived Atlanta at the same time and age as the fictional Scarlett O'Hara. Her account spans from pre war slave revolt scares in Kingston, Georgia; to a visit to General Bragg's headquarters during the Battle of Chattanooga; to the shelling of Atlanta; to a preposterous Yankee plantation in Montgomery, Alabama; to riots in Augusta and Athens, with many other stories in between. However, Sallie's adventures actualy happened and are told from a real human heart.

All memoirs are prejudiced and all the more so for white former slave owners. In the introduction, I have tried to balance her extraordinary account with the details of what she did not say and, in some instances, did not know. Today Sallie lies in Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery and only a few feet from the grave of GONE WITH THE WIND author Margaret Mitchell. Sallie's grave is part of the Oakland Tour.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Look At War Time Atlanta
I found this work fascinating! Sallie Clayton's account was so descriptive as to make day by day life in war time Atlanta come alive. Her account of Sherman's seige was particularly engrossing. A must read along with other such biographical accounts of the period.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another document to the Horrors of the Lost Cause
An interesting and provocitive account of the attacks on the civilian population of Ante-bellum Georgia by Federal forces under command of William (kerosene) Sherman.This book substanciates that the "Lincoln-Sherman Plan" to make Georgia "howl" was an unpresedented reaction to propaganda and political gain.The sacking and burning of Atlanta and its long term effect on the state are sobering.Another book related to this topic that fully illustrates this unlawful and evil destruction is "The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl," by Eliza Francis Andrews.

The "Hounds of War" destroyed Georgia's economy well into the 20th Century.

4-0 out of 5 stars Caught in Atlanta
This is a wonderful story based on the true life of a young girl. Theauthor has taken Sallie Clayton's diary and turned it into an account oflife before, during, and after the Civil War.

The only problem is thelong footnotes. Some of these notes take up most of the page and tellboring historical information. Sometimes, it helps set up the plot. Atother times, it's annoying and makes me want to throw the book against thewall...

I say you should read this book if you want to look inside thelife of a Civil War woman, or if you just want to learn more about lifeduring the Civil War...either way, it's a wonderful book. ... Read more

7. Paternalism in a Southern City: Race, Religion, and Gender in Augusta, Georgia
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2001-03-26)
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These essays look at southern social customs within a single city in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, the volume focuses on paternalism between masters and slaves, husbands and wives, elites and the masses, and industrialists and workers. How Augusta's millworkers, homemakers, and others resisted, exploited, or endured the constraints of paternalism reveals the complex interplay between race, class, and gender.

One essay looks at the subordinating effects of paternalism on women in the Old South--slave, free black, and white--and the coping strategies available to each group. Another focuses on the Knights of Labor union in Augusta. With their trappings of chivalry, the Knights are viewed as a response by Augusta's white male millworkers to the emasculating "maternalism" to which they were subjected by their own wives and daughters and those of mill owners and managers. Millworkers are also the topic of a study of mission work in their communities, a study that gauges the extent to which religious outreach by elites was a means of social control rather than an outpouring of genuine concern for worker welfare. Other essays discuss Augusta's "aristocracy of color," who had to endure the same effronteries of segregation as the city's poorest blacks; the role of interracial cooperation in the founding of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church as a denomination, and of Augusta's historic Trinity CME Church; and William Jefferson White, an African American minister, newspaper editor, and founder of Morehouse College.

The varied and creative responses to paternalism discussed here open new ways to view relationships based on power and negotiated between men and women, blacks and whites, and the prosperous and the poor.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Paternalism Used As A Window to History
As an urban history this book is terrific, though I'm not as sure that the theme/theory of paternalism was entirely successful. The selection spans decades, classes, races, and takes a good run at gender. Essays throughout the book use paternalism as a tool to uncover the 19th century history of Augusta. Have used it with college seniors & grad students. Even the non-history majors found it engaging. Nothing as good on Augusta, Georgia, is around just now, so this book is a must for social studies teachers and historians, to say nothing of the general reader! ... Read more

8. Country Towns of Georgia
by William Schemmel
 Paperback: 141 Pages (1995-09-27)
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Stop and rest in charming Georgia towns like Warm Springs, Plains, Tybee Island and Buena Vista, all filled with Southern charm. ... Read more

9. New Men, New Cities, New South: Atlanta, Nashville, Charleston, Mobile, 1860-1910 (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)
by Don H. Doyle
Paperback: 391 Pages (1990-02-01)
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Asin: 0807842702
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Cities were the core of a changing economy and culture that penetrated the rural hinterland and remade the South in the decades following the Civil War.In New Men, New Cities, New South, Don Doyle argues that if the plantation was the world the slaveholders made, the urban centers of the New South formed the world made by merchants, manufacturers, and financiers.The book's title evokes the exuberant rhetoric of New South boosterism, which continually extolled the "new men" who dominated the city-building process, but Doyle also explores the key role of women in defining the urban upper class.

Doyle uses four cities as case studies to represent the diversity of the region and to illuminate the responses businessmen made to the challenges and opportunities of the postbellum South.Two interior railroad centers, Atlanta and Nashville, displayed the most vibrant commercial and industrial energy of the region, and both cities fostered a dynamic class of entrepreneurs.These business leaders' collective efforts to develop their cities and to establish formal associations that served their common interests forged them into a coherent and durable urban upper class by the late nineteenth century.The rising business class also helped establish a new pattern of race relations shaped by a commitment to economic progress through the development of the South's human resources, including the black labor force.But the "new men" of the cities then used legal segregation to control competition between the races.

Charleston and Mobile, old seaports that had served the antebellum plantation economy with great success, stagnated when their status as trade centers declined after the war.Although individual entrepreneurs thrived in both cities, their efforts at community enterprise were unsuccessful, and in many instances they remained outside the social elite.As a result, conservative ways became more firmly entrenched, including a system of race relations based on the antebellum combination of paternalism and neglect rather than segregation.Talent, energy, and investment capital tended to drain away to more vital cities.

In many respects, as Doyle shows, the business class of the New South failed in its quest for economic development and social reform.Nevertheless, its legacy of railroads, factories, urban growth, and changes in the character of race relations shaped the world most southerners live in today. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Tracing the transition years
Doyle traces the transition years between Old South and New South in Atlanta, Nashville, Charleston and Mobile between 1860 and 1910.Wonderful compilation of both quantitative and qualitative sources; the sources from newspapers during the time act like time capsules into the period.The newspaper sources combined with some photographs and maps make Doyle's book a well-researched place for students of Southern history and culture to enjoy an insightful glimpse into particular loci in the south.Chapters include:
Urbanization of Dixie
The New Order of Things
Ebb Tide
Patrician and Parvenu
The Atlanta Spirit
The Charleston Style
New Class
Gentility and Mirth
The New Paternalism
Paternalism and Pessimism

Students interested in the too-often forgetten urban south should get this book ... Read more

10. Strangers in the City: The Atlanta Chinese, Their Community and Stories of Their Lives (Studies in Asian Americans)
by Jianli Zhao
Hardcover: 260 Pages (2001-12-07)
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Based largely on interviews from residents of Atlanta's Chinese community, this book provides new insights on the rise of Asian communities in the Southeast United States since the US immigration policy changes in 1965. ... Read more

11. Gender Power, Leadership, and Governance
Paperback: 352 Pages (1996-01-15)
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This groundbreaking collection introduces the concept of gender power as a pervasive but overlooked force within institutions, particularly U.S. politics. It examines the ideological dimensions of masculinity--masculinism--and its pervasive and reinforcing effects. The essays examine gender as a property of institutions, something with deep symbolic meaning, as well as an analytic category importantly distinctive from sex. Theoretically rich, Gender Power, Leadership and Governance contributes to understandings of power and leadership as it provides a new perspective on men, women, and their relationships to governance.
Essays reveal the multiplicity of ways "compulsory masculinity" is imposed upon female leaders who wish to succeed in a man's world, and analyzes the use of interpersonal means to ensure masculine advantage. For example, only one woman in Congress was able to have a direct effect on any reproductive policy; other women experienced sexual harassment by offensive men, which resulted in their being distracted from performing as leaders.
Until now, studies of gender within the field of political science have focused centrally on women. Men have been studied as gendered beings whose thinking has shaped politics in ways advantageous to them, but this volume is unique in crossing multiple levels of analysis and demonstrating the interactive and reinforcing effects of gender power. The book is required reading for political scientists who have frequently been blind to masculinist assumptions and cultural belief systems when gender roles collide with leadership demands for women. It will also appeal to those in public administration and policy, sociology, and business studies.
"An important book that challenges the ways empirical research is done and the ways social scientists think about gender."--Nancy Hartsock, University of Washington
"A very useful book on gender and political leadership that weaves together scholarly research with practical applications and suggestions for change."--Virginia Sapiro, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"A very ambitious book, attempting no less than a paradigm shift in social science thinking."--Marcia Lynn Whicker, Rutgers University
Georgia Duerst-Lahti is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Government, Beloit College. Rita Mae Kelly is Director and Chair of the School of Justice Studies, and Professor of Justice Studies, Political Science, and Women's Studies, Arizona State University.
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12. Spending a Lifetime: The Careers Of City Managers
by Douglas J. Watson, Rollin J. Watson
 Paperback: 147 Pages (2005-12-30)
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13. Sea Island Roots: African Presence in the Carolinas and Georgia
by Mary Arnold Twining
 Paperback: 200 Pages (1991-01)
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Asin: 0865430691
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5-0 out of 5 stars sea island rave
This book is an excellent compendium of essays about the sea islands off the southeast coast of the US.Some are by scholars and some are by Sea Islanders about their own life and African heritage. It is fundamental to an understanding of the life and culture of some of the South Carolina Sea Islands. ... Read more

14. Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot
by Rebecca Burns
Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-07-01)
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During the hot summer of 1906, anger simmered in Atlanta, a city that outwardly savored its reputation as the Gate City of the New South, a place where the races lived peacefully, if apart, and everyone focused more on prosperity than prejudice. But racial hatred came to the forefront during a heated political campaign, and the city's newspapers fanned its flames with sensational reports alleging assaults on white women by black men. The rage erupted in late September, and, during one of the most brutal race riots in the history of America, roving groups of whites attacked and killed at least twenty-five blacks. After four days of violence, black and white civic leaders came together in unprecedented meetings that can be viewed either as concerted public relations efforts to downplay the events or as setting the stage for Atlanta's civil rights leadership half a century later.

Rage in the Gate City focuses on the events of August and September 1906, offering readers a tightly woven narrative account of those eventful days. Fast-paced and vividly detailed, it brings history to life. As June Dobbs Butts writes in her foreword, "For too long, this chapter of Atlanta's history was covered up, or was explained away. . . . Rebecca Burns casts the bright light of truth upon those events, offering a vital lesson." ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Rage in the Gate City

Compelling story of a complex and little known chapter in race relations in the South... and a fascinating look at 1906 Atlanta. "Rage in the Gate City" is wonderfully written, carefully researched and surprisingly shocking in its depiction of an eruption of racial hatred fanned by the city press.
It's an often painful look at a brutal series of riots, when whites killed dozens of blacks in retaliation for events that appear to have been widely misunderstood, and then sensationalized in the day's newspapers.
Nevertheless, the story is told with real sensitivity and respect. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a dramatic narrative and a meaningful look at a powerful moment in history.
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15. Sprawl City: Race, Politics, and Planning in Atlanta
Paperback: 230 Pages (2000-08-01)
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A serious but often overlooked impact of the random, unplanned growth commonly known as sprawl is its effect on economic and racial polarization. Sprawl-fueled growth pushes people further apart geographically, politically, economically, and socially. Atlanta, Georgia, one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, offers a striking example of sprawl-induced stratification.

Sprawl City uses a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze and critique the emerging crisis resulting from urban sprawl in the ten-county Atlanta metropolitan region. Local experts including sociologists, lawyers, urban planners, economists, educators, and health care professionals consider sprawl-related concerns as core environmental justice and civil rights issues.

Contributors focus on institutional constraints that are embedded in urban sprawl, considering how government housing, education, and transportation policies have aided and in some cases subsidized separate but unequal economic development and segregated neighborhoods. They offer analysis of the causes and consequences of urban sprawl, and outline policy recommendations and an action agenda for coping with sprawl-related problems, both in Atlanta and around the country.

Contributors are Natalie Brown, Robert D. Bullard, William W. Buzbee, James Chapman, Dennis Creech, Russell W. Irvine, Charles Jaret, Chad G. Johnson, Glenn S. Johnson, Kurt Phillips, Elizabeth P. Ruddiman, and Angel O. Torres.

The book illuminates the rising class and racial divisions underlying uneven growth and development, and provides a timely source of information for anyone concerned with those issues, including the growing environmental justice movement as well as planners, policy analysts, public officials, community leaders, and students of public policy, geography, or planning. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars less hyperbole, more scholarship
Bullard states that "in a sense, every state institution is a racial institution" (Bullard and others 2000, 49). He claims that transportation decisions are often made to be discriminatory against blacks. He calls such discrimination, "transit racism," citing the example of 17 year old Cynthia Wiggins of Buffalo, New York, who was killed "because some city official decided not to build a city bus stop at an upscale suburban shopping mall" (Bullard and others 2000, 49). The black teenager was crushed by a dump truck while crossing a seven lane highway to reach the mall. The Wiggins family sued. The lawsuit was settled, with the mall agreeing to pay $2 million dollars to Cynthia Wiggin's four year old son. The truck driver agreed to pay $250,000 (Bullard and others 2000). Bullard never questions the lack of judgement in the girl's decision to cross the busy highway on foot, but rather, puts the blame, on something else¯"transit racism." Such hyperbole puts the credibility of the author into question.
Bullard cites the following examples as a basis for his claims of discrimination in housing: (1) the mortgage rejection rate for blacks was double that for whites in the city of Atlanta and four of the five counties surrounding Atlanta (Federal Reserve Bank Board-1996) and (2) the largest insurance companies in Georgia routinely charge consumers 40 to 90 percent more to insure homes in Atlanta's predominately black neighborhoods than for similar or identical houses in mostly white suburbs.
Other factors, never addressed in the book, are involved besides Bullard's blanket charge of racism in denying mortgages to African-Americans. Bank officials say they have seen upper-income black applicants "over-reaching"-trying to buy a house too pricey for their income. A Freddie Mac report released in 1999 found that, on average, blacks were more likely to have bad credit. Freddie Mac's data showed that 27 percent of the whites studied had poor credit, compared with 47 percent of blacks. A higher percentage of blacks with incomes of $65,000 to $75,000 had worse credit than whites with incomes below $25,000. Blacks also tend to default on home loans more often than whites, another study by Freddie Mac found. An analysis of 25,000 federally insured home loans from 1994 found that 10 percent of white borrowers lost their homes in foreclosure, compared with 17 percent of blacks (Nirode and Brenowitz, Dispatch.com). The fact that urban blacks are more likely to have poor credit ratings and are more likely to be purchasing homes in neighborhoods with lower property values, hurts their mortgage and insurance applications (Squires 1999).
By the end of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., was "well aware of how racializing the poor into opposing groups would keep them from organizing along class lines that transcended race" (Stokes and others 2003, 165). While being poor often means being black, as the stark income differences in the City of Atlanta show, the reverse is not true¯the Atlanta region is home to a thriving African-American middle class. In the Atlanta area, of the 19 percent of all families that are black: almost a third make more money than the typical white family in America; forty percent are suburbanites; a third live in predominiately white areas; middle class black families living in middle class neighborhoods have virtually the same income as their white neighbors (Garreau, 1988, 145). "'Successful blacks are the most forgotten group of Americans there are,'" says George Sternlieb of Rutgers University. "`The focus has been so much on the losers [as in Bullard's book], that the very people who have been able to come through have been ignored'" (Garreau, 1988, 146). James Kunstler, the author of an anti-sprawl book, The Geography of Nowhere, said the real challenge for people worried about gentrification, usually defined as neighborhood renewal that displaces poor, mostly minority residents with affluent whites, is not race but behavior and culture. "'Most people," he says, "do not want to live next to people who are radically different from themselves'" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6 June 1999). "Sprawl City" fails to adequately acknowledge that blacks in the Atlanta region are becoming increasingly diverse. ("In the last few decades a growing number of thinkers have shown the extent to which liberal thought often relies on implicit assumptions of cultural homogeneity. This leaves it unable to properly account for racial and ethnic pluralism" (Stokes and others 2003, 51).) Historically, whiteness and blackness have been juxtaposed to signify the extreme ends of positive and negative attributes. "With the tremendous diversity within the black community in terms of class, color, religion and national origin, blackness continues to be represented in social science literature with the poor, uneducated and socially deviant while whiteness refers to the middle class, the educated and the protocols of civility" (Stokes and others 2003, 162). Stokes calls this, "absurdity of racial taxonomy" (Stokes and others 2003, 163)."Once the lines between the races begin to blur and fade," says Katya Azoulay, "once we recognize that race and authenticity are a matter of choice, there can be no logic to the government [or Bullard] keeping track of people's fleeting and changeable self identification (Stokes and others 2003, 178).

5-0 out of 5 stars Most informative research on Atlanta in decades
This book tells the "story" of environmental racism that has and is being perpetuated not only in Atlanta, but in all major cities across America. The magnificent work of the Environmental Justice Center has another, and wider platform to reach the masses. The chapter on public transportation is a defining piece of work.Mr. Torres' use of GIS technology to analyze the issues has taken the tool to new heights.Every school of planning should have this book read by their undergraduate and graduate classes. This is what's missing!! ... Read more

16. The Atlanta Riot: Race, Class, and Violence in a New South City (Southern Dissent)
Hardcover: 208 Pages (2004-12-31)
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Gregory Mixon traces the roots of the Atlanta Riot of 1906, exploring the intricate political, social, and urban conditions that led to one of the defining events of race relations in southern and African-American history. On September 22, 1906, several thousand white Atlantans rioted, ostensibly because they believed that black men had committed "repeated assaults on the white women of Fulton County," according to newspapers at the time. Four days after the massacre began, 32 people had died and 70 were wounded.
Mixon acknowledges the traditional interpretation of factors that precipitated the riot--postbellum race relations and the codification of Jim Crow, an inflammatory press, and the race-baiting tactics of the gubernatorial candidates Hoke Smith and Clark Howell. But he argues that a complex coalition of Atlanta's white commercial and civic leaders also contributed to political divisions within Georgia's Democratic Party and to the riot as well. As Atlanta's elite crafted new forms of segregation and modes of disempowering blacks (and also working-class whites), Mixon says, their machinations led directly to the tragedy.
At the turn of the 20th century, urbanization and industrialization were changing Atlanta's racial boundaries, and black Atlantans aspired to be city builders both in their neighborhoods and in greater Atlanta. They competed with whites for jobs and public space. The growing autonomy and political influence of blacks threatened white supremacy, Mixon says, and the violence of 1906 was an attempt by Atlanta's elites to reaffirm their dominance.
 Mixon also documents the activism of the city's black elite, especially professors and administrators at Atlanta University, including W.E.B. Du Bois and John Hope, and ministers, most notably Rev. Henry Hugh Proctor. While they defended all blacks against notions of racial inferiority and worked to improve the lives of the poor and uneducated of both races, they nonetheless criticized members of the black working class for "irregular" work habits and "destructive" use of their leisure hours.
Looking at both white and black issues in the growth of Atlanta, this book establishes a context for racial violence in the city, the state, and the region. It also raises broader questions of conflicting agendas among whites and blacks that defined labor, politics, and urban space in the New South.
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17. RUSSIA - Aug. 24 - US Rebukes Moscow Over Georgia Bombing.(Brief Article): An article from: APS Diplomat Recorder
 Digital: 2 Pages (2002-08-31)
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This digital document is an article from APS Diplomat Recorder, published by Pam Stein/Input Solutions on August 31, 2002. The length of the article is 303 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: RUSSIA - Aug. 24 - US Rebukes Moscow Over Georgia Bombing.(Brief Article)
Publication: APS Diplomat Recorder (Newsletter)
Date: August 31, 2002
Publisher: Pam Stein/Input Solutions
Volume: 57Issue: 9Page: NA

Article Type: Brief Article

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18. Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School
by Georgia Heard
Paperback: 160 Pages (1998-11-02)
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Asin: 032500093X
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Fans of the best-selling For the Good of the Earth and Sun will applaud this sequel by beloved author Georgia Heard - an inspiring and practical handbook that celebrates the natural power of poetry to teach the essential tools of all writing. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
I would highly recommend this book to anyone embarking upon the task of teaching poetry to students.It is a quick read with lots of ideas that you can implement into your teaching repertoire immediately.I particularly liked the poetry center study ideas, the student poetry samples throughout the book (many in the student's own handwriting), the anthology of student poetry, as well as, the mentor texts listed in Appendix B.This book has been most inspirational.I can't wait to begin using the information presented to help my students to appreciate poetry and to become poets. Additionally, after reading this book I am anxious to begin my own personal journey into writing poetry. Lastly, I would also recommend that you read Ms. Heard's book "For the Good of the Earth and Sun."

5-0 out of 5 stars Got it quick w/standard delivery
Book was exactly as described.It was shipped asap (I chose standard delivery) & I had it w/in a week.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful
I am a middle school teacher who found this book full of useful ideas which I have incorporated into my poetry unit.I also have Ms. Heard's book, For the Good of the Earth and Sun,and I found this one (Heart)to contain more practical lessons on poetry mechanics.She describes the how-to's of poetic language, form, rhythm and rhyme, etc, which were easily adapted to fit my students' needs.I did have to do a lot of reading and typing (no ready-to-copy pages) but it was worth the effort.I esp loved the heart mapping and the six-room description process.

4-0 out of 5 stars Recommended for Language Arts teachers at all grade levels!
Georgia Heard's book Awakening the Heart:Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School suggests ways for teachers to help students have positive, successful experiences with appreciating poetry and creating their own poems.Heard gives poetry workshops for teachers and has worked in many classrooms with students at different grade levels in schools across the country.Her book,Awakening the Heart, reflects how far our understanding of the teaching of poetry has come:students will not come to see themselves as poets if poetry instruction is relegated to a "poetry unit" after state tests have been administered.

Heard's book reaches outto teachers who haven't taught poetry in a workshop format before in that it offers the same descriptions of poetry and poetic terms that she uses when she speaks to students, reteaching us the essentials of poetry as we prepare to teach others.She gives examples of directions useful in explaining the centers to students, and includes student work produced in classrooms Heard has worked in.The reader gains the confidence that taking time to gain inspiration from Heard's minilessons, coupled with dedication to a positive classroom environment that integrates poetry into daily life, will really help students to become poets who read poetry with understanding and craft it thoughtfully.

5-0 out of 5 stars Add Depth to you Poetry Instruction
I used this book as a basis for starting a poetry study in my classroom of 4th graders.The information and ideas that Ms. Heard gives are fantastic. It helps you create an poetry friendly environment, not just a few lessons. My students responded whole-heartedly to the suggested activities.The heart map activity was one of their favorites.She gives advice on how to help children write from their hearts and access true emotion (as opposed to writing about surface feelings,"I like my Nintendo").This is the best poetry book for classroom instruction that I've found. Also, it is an easy and quick read.
I saw her speak on this book at Regis University in June 2003, she is an engaging speaker and it made me love the book even more. ... Read more

19. Liberty's Captives: Narratives of Confinement in the Print Culture of the Early Republic : The Jefferson City Editorial Project
by Various
Hardcover: 344 Pages (2006-06-25)
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An astonishing variety of captivity narratives emerged in the fifty years following the American Revolution; however, discussions about them have usually focused on accounts of Native American captivities. To most readers, then, captivity narratives are synonymous with "godless savages," the vast frontier, and the trials of kidnapped settlers. This anthology, the first to bring together various types of captivity narratives in a comparative way, broadens our view of the form as it shows how the captivity narrative, in the nation-building years from 1770 to 1820, helped to shape national debates about American liberty and self-determination.

Included here are accounts by Indian captives, but also prisoners of war, slaves, victims of pirates and Barbary corsairs, impressed sailors, and shipwreck survivors. The volume's seventeen selections have been culled from hundreds of such texts, edited according to scholarly standards, and reproduced with the highest possible degree of fidelity to the originals.

Some selections are fictional or borrow heavily from other, true narratives; all are sensational. Immensely popular with American readers, they were also a lucrative commodity that helped to catalyze the explosion of print culture in the early Republic. As Americans began to personalize the rhetoric of their recent revolution, captivity narratives textually enacted graphic scenes of defiance toward deprivation, confinement, and coercion. At a critical point in American history they helped make the ideals of nationhood real to common citizens.

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20. Somewhat More Independent: The End of Slavery in New York City, 1770-1810
by Shane White
Paperback: 312 Pages (1995-12)
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Isbn: 0820317861
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Throughout the 18th century, New York and New Jersey were more reliant on slave labour than were any other northern colonies. Yet, surprisingly, scholars have paid scant attention to the nature of slavery in this crucial region. This book focuses on the transition from slavery to freedom that blacks in New York City and the surrounding communities made between 1770 and 1810. The author uses a wide range of primary sources - census data, tax lists, city directories, diaries, courtroom testimony, newspapers and magazines - to reconstruct the "content and context" of the slaves' world in New York. He traces the complex demographic patterns of the city's slaves and slaveowners, charts the stages of the institution's decline, shows how blacks were perceived by the white society, describes the role of free blacks, and even portrays aspects of black "style", particularly manners of dress and speech. White's analysis calls into sharp question a number of conventional views.In the face of a long-standing consensus to the contrary, he demonstrates that the institution of slavery revived after the Revolution and persisted stubbornly for many years beyond the passage of the Gradual Manumission Act of 1799, particularly in the rural surroundings of New York. He also disputes the presumed effectiveness of the New York Manumission Society in securing abolition, as well as the view that the day-to-day living conditions of slaves in New York were superior to those of southern slaves. Most important, perhaps, he reveals an emerging and distinctive black culture of slaves and freedmen who were never simply the victims of white institutions. In documenting the instances of runaways, for example, he finds that the slaves were not the "mere passive recipients of white paternalism or the butt of white racism" but were able in many ways to resist the institution of slavery physically as well as culturally. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best book on a much-neglected subject
It's embarrassing that we Yanks need an Australian to write our history for us, but Shane White does it with humor, insight, and thoroughness. This is unquestionably the best book I have read on the subject of slavery in New York, and I've read all the books there are on the subject. (There aren't many.) White uses primary sources and original research, supplying data which our own historians have not bothered to ferret out. He gives an excellent description of the peculiar nature of the peculiar institution in New York, the different slave culture and different relationships between slaves and owners which in no way resembled that of the South.

Most recent books that deal with the subject of slavery in New York quote this book extensively; you might as well read it for yourself. ... Read more

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