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Shop Oakland: Georgia Women and Women In Atlanta

Georgia WomenIn anticipation of our Women of Oakland tour taking place this Sunday, June 7th, we’re featuring two books that highlight the female residents of Oakland who helped shape Atlanta as we know it.
The first book is Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times (Volume 1). Edited by Ann Short Chirhart, this book extends from the founding colony of Georgia in 1733 through the Progressive Era.
The essays featured include women of all ethnicities and classes who were significant in Georgia’s history. Included are the profiles of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America; Mary Latimer McLendon, the mother of suffrage work in Georgia; and Oakland resident Nellie Peters Black. Nellie held powerful positions in several prominent women’s groups, worked to expand the Episcopal Church in Georgia, and is spotlighted on Sunday’s tour.
The second book we’re featuring is Women in Atlanta by Staci Catron-Sullivan and Susan Neill. The photographs in this book are drawn from the collections of the James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center, and deviates away from the view that all Southern ladies were demure belles. It shows the true diversity and complexity of the lives that women lead as wives, mothers, pilots, scholars, businesswomen, teachers and reformers, among others.
This book covers the women of Atlanta from the mid-19th Century to the 1970’s and, likeWomen in Atlanta Georgia Women, spans a range of classes and ethnicities. Perusing this book will give you a look on how the ladies featured in the Women of Oakland tour lived, dressed and played — and really gives you a feel for life in Atlanta’s infancy.
Georgia Women is available in both our online shop and at the Visitors Center and Museum Shop, and Women in Atlanta is only available at the Visitors Center. Join us this Sunday and keep an eye out for these amazing books and a lot more!

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