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Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906

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In 1906, in a bitter gubernatorial contest, Georgia politicians played the race card and white supremacists trumpeted a Negro crime scare. Drawing on new archival materials, Mark Bauerlein traces the origins, development and brutal climax of Atlanta's descent into hatred and violence in that fateful summer. Negrophobia is history at its best--a dramatic moment in time impe ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Encounter Books (first published June 1st 2001)
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Craven Lovelace
Sep 30, 2007 Craven Lovelace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was outstanding. It really made it clear what was "in the air" leading up to the 1906 Atlanta race riot, and in so doing, has still-pertinent lessons for our modern era.
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Sep 27, 2008 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent book. I had to read this for a class I had on African-American historiography. I used this for a historiographical paper on black urban migration.
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Mark Bauerlein earned his doctorate in English at UCLA in 1988. He has taught at Emory since 1989, with a two-and-a-half year break in 2003-05 to serve as the Director, Office of Research and Analysis, at the National Endowment for the Arts. Apart from his scholarly work, he publishes in popular periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, TLS, and Chronic ...more
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