By William A. Link
Link frames the town as either exceptional--because of the great effect of the warfare there and the city's phoenix-like postwar rise--and as a version for different southern towns. He exhibits how, despite the violent reimposition of white supremacy, freedpeople in Atlanta equipped a cultural, fiscal, and political middle that helped to outline black America.
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Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath (Civil War America) by William A. Link