Readings in Georgia History

Reviewed in the Georgia Historical Quarterly

The Sacred Mirror: Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790–1860
By Robert Elder, University of North Carolina Press

The Stormy Present: Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846–1865
By Adam I.P. Smith, University of North Carolina Press

At the Altar of Lynching: Burning Sam Hose in the American South
By Donald G. Mathews, Cambridge University Press

Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory
By Andrew Denson, University of North Carolina Press

Reassessing the 1930s South
Edited by Karen L. Cox and Sarah E. Gardner, Louisiana State University Press

Clarence Jordan: A Radical Pilgrimage in Scorn of the Consequences
By John Hayes, Mercer University Press

War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era
Edited by Joan E. Cashin, University of North Carolina Press

Decisions at Chickamauga: The Twenty-Four Critical Decisions That Defined the Battle
By Dave Powell, University of Tennessee Press

Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast
Edited by Paul S. Sutter and Paul M. Pressly, University of Georgia Press

A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World’s Fairs
By Nathan Cardon, Oxford University Press

Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary: Sit-Ins, Civil Rights, and Black Women’s Student Activism
By Robert Cohen, University of Georgia Press

Other Recommendations

Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic
By Erskine Clarke, published by Yale University Press

And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank
By Steve Oney, published by Pantheon Books

Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War
By Jacqueline Jones, published by Alfred A. Knopf

African-American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee
Edited by Philip Morgan, published by the University of Georgia Press

Beyond Atlanta: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgia, 1940-1980
By Stephen G.N. Tuck, published by University of Georgia Press

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