ATLANTA is a relatively young city:
in 1847, it was little more than a minor transportation center until
the Civil War, when its accessibility made it a good site for the
huge Confederacy munitions industry and consequently a major target
for the Union army. In 1864 Sherman's army burned the city, an act
immortalized in Gone with the Wind . Recovery after the war took
just a few years: Atlanta was the archetype of the aggressive, urban,
industrial ''New South,'' furiously championed by '' boosters ''
newspaper owners, bankers, politicians and city leaders. Industrial
giants who based themselves here included Coca-Cola , source of
a string of philanthropic gifts to the city.
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