Thesis

Stone Mountain Park began as a celebration of the Confederate cause, memorializing forever the famous leaders of the Southland. Over time, however, the park has changed from memorial to vacation spot. Economic pressures, changing attitudes about the South, and outside forces, like the Olympics, have diluted the park's Confederate focus and molded it into a marketable commodity, akin to a Southern Disneyland. The essays, biographies, documents and images in this site illustrate this process of commercialization.



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