Georgia Learn More Resources

Slave Insurrection in Quitman

Learn More – Slave Insurrection in Quitman David Williams. Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War. New Press, 2008. David Williams, Teresa C. Williams, R. David Carlson. Plain Folk in a Rich Man’s War: Class and Dissent in Confederate Georgia. University Press of Florida, 2002. Georgia Historical Society’s Civil War Slave Conspiracy Historical Marker: […]

Georgia’s Literacy Test

Learn More – Georgia’s Literacy Test Melvin B. Hill Jr., The Georgia State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994). Ethel K. Ware, A Constitutional History of Georgia (New York: Columbia University Press, 1947; reprint, New York: AMS, 1967). Dewey W. Grantham, Hoke Smith and the Politics of the New South (Baton Rouge: […]

Georgians at Chicago World’s Fair

Learn More – Georgians at Chicago World’s Fair Cheryl R. Ganz. The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair: A Century of Progress. (University of Illinois Press, 2012). Lisa D. Schrenk. Building a Century of Progress: The Architecture of Chicago’s 1933-34 World’s Fair (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). Chicago Historical Society’s “A Century of Progress.” Images of […]

Ty Cobb gets 3000th Hit

Learn More – Ty Cobb gets 3000th Hit Charles Alexander, Ty Cobb (New York: Oxford University Press, 1984). Richard Bak, Ty Cobb: His Tumultuous Life and Times (Dallas, Tex.: Taylor, 1994). Al Stump, Cobb: A Biography (Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin, 1994). “Ty Cobb (1886-1961).” New Georgia Encyclopedia. Ty Cobb Museum: Vintage Baseball Cards […]

Beatles Play Atlanta Stadium

Learn More – Beatles Play Atlanta Stadium Atlanta Time Machine, Beatles at Atlanta Stadium, 1965: Beatles Invade Atlanta Stadium, This Day in 1965: Atlanta Concert 1965 Recording:

Leo Frank Lynching

Learn More – Leo Frank Lynching “Leo Frank Case.” New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Historical Society Steve Oney Papers. Leo Frank Lynching Historical Marker: The People V. Leo Frank: The People V. Leo Frank: A teacher’s guide to accompany the film by Ben Loeterman: “Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited.” […]

John Stith Pemberton

Learn More – John Stith Pemberton Constance L. Hays, The Real Thing: Truth and Power at the Coca-Cola Company (New York: Random House, 2004). Mark Pendergrast, For God, Country, and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It, 2d ed. (New York: Basic Books, 2000). “John Stith […]

First Black Soldiers in Combat in Georgia

Learn More – First Black Soldiers in Combat in Georgia Jacqueline Jones, Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War (New York: Knopf, 2008). Clarence L. Mohr, “Before Sherman: Georgia Blacks and the Union War Effort, 1861-1864,” Journal of Southern History 45 (August 1979): 331-52. Clarence L. Mohr, On the Threshold of Freedom: Masters and […]

“Dutchy” Taken Down

Learn More – “Dutchy” Taken Down Joyce M. Davis, Historic Elberton (Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002). John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County: 1790-1935 and Supplement 1935-1939 (reprint, Atlanta: Cherokee, 1968). Elberton Granite Museum: “Granite” New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Georgia Women Gain Vote

Learn More – Georgia Women Gain Vote Elna C. Green, Southern Strategies: Southern Women and the Woman Suffrage Question (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997). Elizabeth Gillespie McRae, “Caretakers of Southern Civilization: Georgia Women and the Anti-Suffrage Campaign, 1914-1920,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 82 (winter 1998): 801-28. Marjorie Spruill Wheeler, New Women of the […]