Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race

Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race


Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot ❰Ebook❯ ➤ Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot Author Rebecca Burns – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In September 1906 triggered by sensational newspaper accounts accusing black men of sexually assaulting white women Atlanta’s simmering racial tension exploded Over four days of rioting mobs of viol In September triggered by the Gate Kindle Ð sensational newspaper accounts accusing black men of sexually assaulting white women Atlanta’s simmering racial tension exploded Over four days of rioting mobs of violent whites killed at least blacks looted black owned businesses and ransacked homes and neighborhoods In the days Rage in Epub / immediately following the riot black and white leaders came together in an unprecedented move setting the stage for Atlanta’s emergence as the “city too busy to hate” decades later But while their business first attitude may have uelled the most overt rhetoric and raging violence it also reinforced in the Gate Kindle Ö class prejudices that existed in both the black and white communitiesReleased on the year anniversary of the riots Rage in the Gate City provides a compelling narrative of the events during the month that shaped Atlanta and explores uestions of race and class prejudice that are as in the Gate City: The Epub / relevant today as they were a century ago.


4 thoughts on “Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot

  1. Nick Black Nick Black says:

    Hrmmm I've decided I need to become an expert on Atlanta's history Let's start here


  2. Betsy Betsy says:

    This is a must read for anyone unfamiliar with the 1906 Atlanta race riots Rebecca Burns is a respected journalistand that might be why this book reads like a newspaper article than a novel I wish she had chosen a story telling like style but the impact of the events can still be felt with her straightforward approach


  3. Monika Monika says:

    This attempt at a narrative nonfiction is at times choppy and leaves you wanting But the journalistic style keeps the facts of Atlanta's troubled racial past at the forefront and is an important contribution to telling the full story of American history


  4. Amanda Amanda says:

    Learned a ton about Atlanta's history These riots still influence current race relations and segregation of the city


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