Rage in the Gate City

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr
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Rage in the Gate City is a fast-paced and vididly detailed account of the Atlanta race riot of 1906, during which roving groups of whites attacked and killed at least twenty-five blacks. 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." Book jacket.

Author Biography

Rebecca Burns is editor in chief of Atlanta Magazine, which has won numerous regional and national awards under her direction.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Notes on Language and Sourcesp. xi
Introduction Atlanta, 1906p. 1
A Lynching in Lakewoodp. 9
Politics of Fearp. 15
The Gate Cityp. 23
The Truck Farmer's Wifep. 41
Harpers Ferryp. 45
Incident at Coperhillp. 56
Pastor Proctor's Sermonp. 63
Two Meetings and One Partyp. 74
Low Dives and Blind Tigersp. 83
Celebrationp. 90
A Visit from William Jennings Bryanp. 101
Orrie Bryan's Storyp. 106
"Extra! Extra!"p. 111
Ragep. 118
Fighting Backp. 131
Attack on Brownsvillep. 139
Negotiationsp. 145
What Happened to Max Barberp. 153
On Trialp. 159
Christmas Uneasep. 166
Epilogue Atlanta, 2006p. 171
Notesp. 177
Selected Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 203
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