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A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906
June 2002
Trade Paperback · 304 Pages
$16.95 U.S. · $21.95 CAN · £7.99 U.K. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781893554542
Encounter Books


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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 impeccably recreated in a suspenseful narrative.

About the Author

Mark Bauerlein lives in Atlanta and teaches at Emory University.