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Oglethorpe and colonial Georgia : a history, 1733-1783 /
David Lee Russell.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.
description
x, 220 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0786422335
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.
isbn
0786422335
contents note
Oglethorpe and the Georgia inspiration -- The founding of Savannah -- The Spanish and Georgia -- A Georgia victory and charter surrender -- The royal period begins -- The Wright era and patriot crisis -- Georgia heads to revolution -- A frontier war in Georgia -- The fall of Savannah -- Patriots regroup and D'Estaing arrives -- Siege forces gather at Savannah -- The siege of Savannah -- An occupied Georgia -- A fifty-year colonial legacy -- Appendix A. The first English settlers to Georgia -- Appendix B. Georgia constitution of 1777 -- Appendix C. Colonial Georgia timeline, 1733-1783.
catalogue key
6026320
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-209) and index.
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Many of America's first European settlers felt they were traveling to a sort of promised land, but James Oglethorpe viewed America--specifically, what is today the state of Georgia--as his own personal utopia. Convincing his king to grant him a land parcel, Oglethorpe threw his lot in with 35 poor families and traveled to the New World. There, he became the first administrator of the Georgian colony and founded the town of Savannah.This work tells the story of James Oglethorpe and of Georgia from its birth as a colony in 1733 to its emergence as a free state 50 years later. Appendices include the roster of initial settlers, the Georgia constitution of 1777 and a detailed timeline.
Main Description
Many of America's first European settlers felt they were traveling to a sort of promised land, but James Oglethorpe viewed America-specifically, what is today the state of Georgia-as his own personal utopia. Convincing his king to grant him a land parcel, Oglethorpe threw his lot in with 35 poor families and traveled to the New World. There, he became the first administrator of the Georgian colony and founded the town of Savannah. This work tells the story of James Oglethorpe and of Georgia from its birth as a colony in 1733 to its emergence as a free state 50 years later. Appendices include the roster of initial settlers, the Georgia constitution of 1777 and a detailed timeline.
Description for Library
"Here is the story of James Oglethorpe and of Georgia's colonial days from its birth as a colony in 1733 to its emergence as a free state 50 years later. It includes, from Georgia's perspective, details of the military and political movements that led to the Revolutionary War. The plight of the common settler is also presented"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Oglethorpe and the Georgia inspirationp. 3
The founding of Savannahp. 14
The Spanish and Georgiap. 24
A Georgia victory and charter surrenderp. 37
The royal period beginsp. 49
The Wright era and patriot crisesp. 57
Georgia heads to revolutionp. 68
A frontier war in Georgiap. 78
The fall of Savannahp. 93
Patriots regroup and D'Estaing arrivesp. 109
Siege forces gather at Savannahp. 124
The siege of Savannahp. 134
An occupied Georgiap. 147
A fifty-year colonial legacyp. 162
The first English settlers to Georgiap. 181
Georgia Constitution of 1777p. 183
Colonial Georgia timeline, 1733-1783p. 189
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