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The student will analyze the important events that occurred after World War I and their impact on Georgia.

A Phoenix Reconsumed: The Great Atlanta Fire of 1917

The Atlanta fire ravaged the northeastern section of the city in 1917. In interviews with witnesses, the devastation of nearly 3,400 buildings is recounted...

Dreams Never Realized: The Strike of 1914-15

Historians discuss the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill Strike of 1914, in which 500 of 1300 workers challenged the management of the company for their grueling...

Georgia Time Machine: 1950s in Heard County

During the 1950s, Georgia was in many ways a study of contrasts. Much of the state retained its rural character, with people leading lives that had strong...

How Depressed Was Georgia in the Great Depression?

Dan Carter, a historian at Emory University, explains how the stock market crash triggered the Great Depression and led to a downward economic spiral of...

Lillian Gordy Carter, Mother of a President

Raised in rural, southern Georgia, Lillian Gordy Carter was trained as a nurse and spent her life opposing the strict codes of segregation. After the death...

May duBignon Stiles Howard

May duBignon Stiles Howard: For the Future of Our Children

May duBignon Stiles Howard left sleepy Brunswick to attend nursing school in New York City. Returning to Georgia she became a nurse in Savannah, married a...

Mary Francis Hill Coley

Midwife Saint: Mary Francis Hill Coley

Mary Francis Hill Coley was the midwife to thousands of babies and helped Albany's families, both black and white, with her progressive views towards...

Power to the People! The Rural Electrification Administration in Georgia

Terry Kay, author of The Year the Lights Came On, discusses the Rural Electrification Administration created under FDR's New Deal. 

Tales of a Depression Era Hobo

Horace Hampton, a former Depression-era hobo, recounts his experiences of life on the road. W. P. Scott, retired University of Georgia professor, also...

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