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America’s Black Capital: How African Americans Remade Atlanta in the Shadow of the Confederacy

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Atlanta is home to some of America’s most prominent Black politicians, artists, businesses, and HBCUs. Yet, in 1861, Atlanta was a final contender to be the capital of the Confederacy. Sixty years later, long after the Civil War, it was the Ku Klux Klan’s sacred “Imperial City.”

America’s Black Capital chronicles how a center of Black excellence emerged amid virulent expressions of white nationalism, as African Americans pushed back against Confederate ideology to create an extraordinary locus of achievement. What drove them, historian Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar shows, was the belief that Black uplift would be best advanced by forging Black institutions. America’s Black Capital is an inspiring story of Black achievement against all odds, with effects that reached far beyond Georgia, shaping the nation’s popular culture, public policy, and politics.

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Weight1.0 lbs
Dimensions9.4 × 6.1 × 1.0 in
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Date Published

November 14, 2023

Format

Hardcover

Language

English

Pages

544

Publisher

Basic Books

Year Published

2023

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