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Veiled Visions: The 1906 Atlanta Race Riot and the Reshaping of American Race Relations / Edition 1

Veiled Visions: The 1906 Atlanta Race Riot and the Reshaping of American Race Relations / Edition 1

by David Fort Godshalk
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Veiled Visions: The 1906 Atlanta Race Riot and the Reshaping of American Race Relations

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ISBN-13: 9780807856260
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 09/26/2005
Edition description: 1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,238,197
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Fort Godshalk is professor and chair of the Department of History-Philosophy at Shippensburg University.

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[This] pioneering study of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot is a brilliant exposition of the creation of Atlanta's myth of racial progressivism. . . . May be the best monograph ever written on the aftermath of a major race riot in a U.S. city. . . . Deserves the broadest possible audience . . . will critically inform debates in the histories of segregation, urban public policy, and poverty studies.—American Historical Review

Veiled Visions offers a fresh take on the Atlanta riot, and as such is a welcome addition to the scholarship on the riot specifically, and racial violence generally.—NC Historical Review

This sobering book offers an excellent analysis of American race relations.—History

Godshalk has given us an impeccably researched and extremely well-written book on the tragic 1906 Atlanta Race Riot. In reaching far beyond this topic and placing it in a historical context, he has strikingly illuminated the reshaping of American race relations throughout much of the twentieth century.—Georgia Historical Quarterly

Well-written and meticulously researched . . . persuasive.—Register of Kentucky Historical Society

A timely publication. . . . A page-turner which must be applauded for its readability and thorough documentation. It should find a ready audience not only in academe but also among readers in the general public.—Florida Historical Quarterly

Godshalk's narrative is theoretically sophisticated, eminently readable, and grounded in a broad base of sources and will stand as an important addition to histories of race relations in Atlanta and the South as a whole.—Journal of Southern History

As Godshalk compellingly argues, examining Atlanta's 1906 race riot reveals how one searing local trauma-a racial pogrom incited by false white accounts of black-on-white rapes-reconfigured both local and national understandings of America's 'race problem'.—Journal of American History

Veiled Visions offers important insights into race relations and the emergence of an urban social landscape in the South and the nation.—Historian

This first comprehensive effort to explore the long-term local and national impact of the Atlanta race riot is a solid contribution to southern history and to the history of American race relations.—H-South



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