CARVED IN STONE (Civil War Georgia)

David B. Freeman

Published by Mercer University Press, 1997
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Synopsis: In 1915 the United Daughters of the Confederacy leased the land and commissioned Gutzon Borglum, later the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, to carve the Lost Cause memorial on the mountain where the second Ku Klux Klan was resurrected by William J. Simmons. Proceeding intermittently over six decades, the project was given added impetus in the wake of the South's massive resistance to racial integration. Capitalizing on this impulse, the state of Georgia funded the completion of the project in 1958 for use as a tourist attraction. Opening as a theme park in 1970, Stone Mountain now draws some five million visitors a year, exceeded only by the Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida. David Freeman's Carved in Stone narrates the development of Stone Mountain from natural wonder to historic site to recreational park. This elegantly written story recounts the fits and starts of the Stone Mountain project, tracing the mountain's changing meaning over time. Readers of Georgia history and enthusiasts of Confederate iconography will find Freeman's work a fascinating story.

Review: Carved In Stone is the story of the development of Stone Mountain, Georgia, from a natural wonder, to an historic site, to a recreational park. Stone Mountain is the largest exposed mass of granite in the world. Sixteen miles east of Atlanta, the 825-food dome rises to 1,683 feet above sea level. The northern face of the mountain is a perpendicular cliff nearly fifty stories tall. The world's largest piece of sculpture (where ride gigantic carved figures of three Confederate heroes: Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson) is a part of Stone Mountain's majesty. In 1915 the United Daughters of the Confederacy leased the land and commissioned Gutzon Borglum (later the sculptor of Mount Rushmore) to carve the "Lost Cause" memorial on the mountain where the second Ku Klux Klan was resurrected by William J. Simmons. Proceeding intermittently over six decades, the project was given added impetus in the wake of the south's massive resistance to racial integration. Capitalizing on this impulse, the state of Georgia funded the completion of the project in 1958 for use as a tourist attraction. Opening as a theme park in 1970, Stone Mountain now draws some five million visitors a year. Carved In Stone is a fascinating history of the American psyche translated into a memorial monument. -- Midwest Book Review

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Title: CARVED IN STONE (Civil War Georgia)
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Fair
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