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The sudden release of government controlled industry during WWI cause sever inflation - 15% from 1919 to 1920. One of the most affected industries was clothing manufacturing and me...

Women's Suffrage

With Election Day under a month away, and the recent 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, there is no better time to discover the history of women's suffrage in Atlanta. Things...

Movie Censor

This week we’re covering Atlanta’s Better Films Committee, it’s first un-official censor, (Zella Richardson), the later paid city position (Christine Smith) and the movies that the...

Ashley Ordinance

Atlanta first attempted to codify racialized zoning in 1913 and the charge was led by 4th Ward City Councilman Claude L. Ashley. Today, we’re going to talk about what led to this o...

Candler Mansions

The Candler name is all across Atlanta, even when not expressly spelled out, there are many places with Candler connections you may have never realized. The family’s generational w...

Epidemics - Part III

This week I bring you the final installment of the epidemic disease series with stories about typhoid, pellagra and HIV/AIDS, and how each of these impacted Atlanta and it's citize...

Eugenics

Eugenics may seem like ancient history, but it was considered progressive reform at the turn of the 20th century, and women's groups across America prompted the theory and it's rel...

This week we're covering the Georgia Institute of Technology. Created as part of the 'New South' creed to fast-tract industrial education, it began as a school focused on teaching ...

This week I pulled an episode that my Patreon supporters heard back in July. The 1897 Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill strike is all about the racial division between the working poor of...

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