SS8H7- Political, social, and economic changes in Georgia between 1877-1918

Primary Sources

Use the links at the bottom of the thumbnails to see the original item on the relevant site or to download a PDF. For a full bibliography of sources for this set see the teacher guide. Continue to page two for other literary and informational texts and links to related websites.

Booker T. Washington. “Atlanta Exposition Speech,” September 18, 1895. Given at the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Link to record at the Library of Congress

“From Darkness to Light – Dedicated to the Atlanta Exposition,” 19th & Early 20th Century Labor Prints, 1863-1908, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Link to record at Georgia State University

Excerpts from the “Official Guide to the Cotton States and International Exposition.” Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
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“The South and Her Problems.” A speech by Henry Grady on October 26, 1887. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
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Ida B. Wells-Barnett. “Lynch Law in Georgia.” Chicago: Chicago Colored Citizens, 1899. This pamphlet, created by the Chicago Colored Citizens, discusses lynching in Georgia.
Link to full pamphlet at the Library of Congress

Newspaper coverage of the Sam Hose lynching in the Athens Weekly Banner.
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Link to article at the Digital Library of Georgia

A collection of newspapers articles on the Leo Frank Case from the Georgia Historical Society.
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“More than Three Hundred and Sixty Soldiers Loose Life in Big Shipwreck.” Daily Times Enterprise, October 12, 1918. South Georgia Historic Newspaper Archive. Presented Online by the Digital Library of Georgia
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Link to record at the Digital Library of Georgia

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