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Atlanta and environs: A chronicle of its people and events, v.2 | Kennesaw State University Archives

Title, Edition: Atlanta and environs: A chronicle of its people and events, v.2, Reprint
Copy Number: 4
Place of Publication: Athens, GA
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: 1969
Number of Pages: 1070
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Atlanta and environs is the definitive history of the Atlanta area from the time of its settlement in the 1820s through the 1930s. This two-volume work, more than two thousand pages in length, represents a quarter-century of intensive historical research by its author, Franklin M. Garrett. It contains more than a hundred illustrations, including many rare photographs and a number of maps. Readers with a penchant for the detail of history will find Mr. Garrett's lively narrative liberally supported with lists, tables, and quoted documents. Extensive source notes are provided at the end of each chapter, and a useful bibliography and index are included.

Volume Two details Atlanta's development from 1880 through the 1930s -- including occurrences of such diversity as the development of the Coca-Cola Company and the Atlanta premiere of "Gone With the Wind." Its final chapter touches on the spectacular growth of the 1940s and 1950s, which saw Atlanta well on its way to its present preeminence as the commercial and cultural captial of the Southeast.

Note: Donated to the Archives by Fred D. Bentley, Sr.


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