gone-with-the-windGone with the Wind, is an epic romance novel written by Margaret Mitchell, who received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the book in 1937 and is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War (1861–1865) and the Reconstruction Era (1865–1877) that followed the war. The book is the source of the 1939 film of the same name which recieved its premiere at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States ON December 15th 1939. iT unfolds against the backdrop of rebellion wherein seven southern states, Georgia among them, have declared their secession from the United States (the “Union”) and formed the Confederate States of America (the “Confederacy”), after Abraham Lincoln was elected president. A dispute over states’ rights has arisen involving enslaved African people who were the source of manual labor on cotton plantations throughout the South. The story opens in April 1861 at the…

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