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Where Peachtree meets Sweet Auburn the saga of two families and the making of Atlanta by Gary Pomerantz

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English



  • Atlanta (Ga.),
  • Georgia,
  • Atlanta


  • Dobbs family.,
  • Allen family.,
  • African Americans -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Atlanta (Ga.) -- Biography.,
  • Atlanta (Ga.) -- Race relations.,
  • Atlanta (Ga.) -- History.

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Edition Notes

StatementGary M. Pomerantz.
LC ClassificationsF294.A853 A28 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination656 p. :
Number of Pages656
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL973491M
ISBN 10002597985X
LC Control Number96010399

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