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An array of progressive forces-including Georgia's veterans of the Second World War, college and university students, newspaper editors and reporters in the state's larger circulating newspapers and smaller town newspapers-fought for change in some of the state's political institutions, culminating in 1942's election of Governor Ellis Arnall and 1945's changes to the state constitution.
This Georgia Rising is a detailed study of the gubernatorial races of the 1940s as they are interwoven with the larger political and social changes of wartime and then postwar Georgia. This book draws not only from Georgia's larger circulation newspapers but also focuses on its smaller circulation newspapers and especially its African-American newspapers, including The Atlanta Daily World and The Savannah Tribune.
This Georgia Rising is rich narrative of a decade of far-reaching change in twentieth-century Georgia.