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Book chronicles Georgia women

Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times-Volume 2
Edited by Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Ann Clark
UGA Press
Cloth: 89.95; Paper: 29.95

Women were leading actors in 20th-century developments in Georgia, yet most histories minimize their contributions. The essays in Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times-Volume 2-edited by Ann Short Chirhart, a history professor at Indiana State University, and Kathleen Ann Clark, an associate history professor in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences-vividly portray an array of Georgia women who played an important role in the state’s history, from little-known Progressive Era activists to famous present-day figures such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and former first lady Rosalynn Carter.

As part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, Clark and Chirhart will discuss the book Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the special collections libraries.