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The publications of James Edward Oglethorpe /
edited by Rodney M. Baine ; foreword by Phinizy Spalding.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1994.
xxv, 412 p. ; 25 cm.
082031546X (alk. paper)
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Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1994.
082031546X (alk. paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 1995-05:
Oglethorpe's advocacy for humanitarian reform in English debtor prisons and the British navy strike a shuddering chord in this reprise of his published writings--tracts, committee reports, and letters to the press. The major item excluded is Some Account of the Design of the Trustees for Establishing Colonys in America (reprint ed., 1990). The horrible conditions, tortures, and the peculations of wardens and keepers at Fleet, Marshalsea, and King's Bench prisons testify to the evasion of responsibility and accountability of privatized prison systems. The Sailors Advocate (1728) indicts both the then prevalent British practice of impressment into the navy and shipboard conditions. The editor's introduction to the documents and the annotation provide full context. There is also discussion regarding attribution of authorship of documents included, as well as of those that are not. Some of the brief documents refer to issues affecting the early Georgia colony, e.g., Indian relations, war, and the 1739 slave insurrection in South Carolina. A valuable resource on society's victims in Georgian England and on the settling of Georgia. Upper-division undergraduates and above. H. M. Ward; University of Richmond
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Table of Contents
Quisquis amissam (1714)p. 3
A Duel Explained (1722)p. 5
The Sailors Advocate (1728)p. 7
A Preliminary Report on the Fleet Prison (1729)p. 44
A Report from the Committee appointed to Enquire into the State of the Goals of this Kingdom: Relating to the Fleet Prison (1729)p. 48
A Report from the Committee appointed to Enquire into the State of the Goals of this Kingdom: Relating to the Marshalsea Prison; and farther Relating to the Fleet Prison (1729)p. 83
A Preliminary Report on the King's Bench Prison (1730)p. 119
An Addendum to the Fleet Prison Report (1730)p. 122
A Report from the Committee appointed to Enquire into the State of the Goals of this Kingdom. Relating to the King's Bench Prison (1730)p. 125
An Appeal for the Georgia Colony (1732)p. 159
Select Tracts Relating to Colonies (1732)p. 167
A New and Accurate Account of the Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia (1732)p. 200
A Description of the Indians in Georgia (1733)p. 241
An Account of Carolina and Georgia (1739)p. 245
An Account of the Negroe Insurrection in South Carolina (1740)p. 252
A Thanksgiving for Victory (1742)p. 256
The King's Bench Prison Revisited (1752)p. 259
The Naked Truth (1755)p. 270
Some Account of the Cherokees (1762)p. 296
Shipping Problems in South Carolina (1762)p. 298
Three Letters on Corsica (1768)p. 302
The Three Letters (1773-1774)p. 311
The Faber Letters (1778)p. 321
Three Letters Supporting Lord North (1782)p. 328
Appendix 1: Spurious Attributionsp. 335
Appendix 2: Probable Attributionsp. 337
A Refutation of Calumnies (1742)p. 338
Praise for John Howard (1777)p. 342
Notesp. 345
Indexp. 387
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