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Author Venet, Wendy Hamand.

Title A changing wind : commerce and conflict in Civil War Atlanta / Wendy Hamand Venet.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.


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Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Gate city to the south -- Unionism and secessionism in the gate city -- The rise of a confederate city -- A city of considerable importance -- Second city of the confederacy -- Difficult questions and the search for answers -- Civilian loyalty in a time of "intense anxiety" -- The barbarous war -- Rebuilding, reconstruction, and the new city -- Remembering and forgetting.
Summary In 1845, Atlanta was the last stop at the end of a railroad line, the home of just twelve families and three general stores. By the 1860s, it was a thriving Confederate city, second only to Richmond in importance. A Changing Wind is the first history to explore the experiences of Atlanta's civilians during the young city's rapid growth, the devastation of the Civil War, and the Reconstruction era when Atlanta emerged as a "New South" city. A Changing Wind vividly brings to life the stories of Atlanta's diverse citizens--white and black, free and enslaved, well-to-do and everyday people. A rich and compelling account of residents' changing loyalties to the Union and the Confederacy, the book highlights the unequal economic and social impacts of the war, General Sherman's siege, and the stunning rebirth of the city in postwar years. The final chapter of the book focuses on Atlanta's historical memory of the Civil War and how racial divisions have led to separate commemorations of the war's meaning.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Civilians in war -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 19th century.
Social change -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence.
Electronic books.
Military history.
ISBN 1306715210 (electronic bk.)
9781306715218 (electronic bk.)
9780300206586 (electronic bk.)
0300206585 (electronic bk.)