Beautiful and haunting black & white photographs show the history of Atlanta beneath its modern streets in Atlanta Underground.
Atlanta began as a meeting of three major railways in an obscure spot in the South. Jobs created by those railroads brought people. But the rail lines also brought Sherman to Atlanta to destroy it. After the Civil War, Atlanta was quickly rebuilt into a bustling hub of commerce that also focused on railroads to prosper.
All I know of Atlanta is in the movie Gone With the Wind. Atlanta Underground shows me that world abandoned and built over by the progress of the modern day city of Atlanta.
At once both a history and an urban archaeology, this book connects modern day Atlanta to its past by revealing still existing ruins of its railroading history. It is recommended to Atlanta residents and visitors as well as railroad enthusiasts. 4 stars!
Thanks to Globe Pequot, Rowman & Littlefield and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.