A History of Georgia

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Kenneth Coleman
University of Georgia Press, 1991 - History - 461 pages
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First published in 1977, A History of Georgia has become the standard history of the state. Documenting events from the earliest discoveries by the Spanish to the rapid changes the state has undergone with the civil rights era, the book gives broad coverage to the state's social, political, economic, and cultural history.

This work details Georgia's development from past to present, including the early Cherokee land disputes, the state's secession from the Union, cotton's reign, Reconstruction, the Bourbon era, the effects of the New Deal, Martin Luther King, Jr., the fall of the county-unit system, and Jimmy Carter's election to the presidency. Also noted are the often-overlooked contributions of Indians, blacks, and women. Each imparting his own special knowledge and understanding of a particular period in the state's history, the authors bring into focus the personalities and events that made Georgia what it is today.

For this new edition, available in paperback for the first time, A History of Georgia has been revised to bring the work up through the events of the 1980s. The bibliographies for each section and the appendixes have also been updated to include relevant scholarship from the last decade.

  

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Contents

Origins
3
Colonial Period by Phinizy Spalding
7
Spain and the Coming of the English
9
Oglethorpe and the Founding of Georgia
16
The Vision of Georgia and the Challenge of Spain
25
Life in Georgia under the Trustees
34
Georgia as a Royal Province
45
A Decade of Problems 17631775
57
War and Defeat
187
Georgia Campaigns of the Civil War
199
18651890 by Charles E Wynes
205
The Politics of Reconstruction Redemption
207
Postwar Economic Development
225
Education Life and Culture
238
Economic Developments 18901940
257
Population Distribution 19oo
258

17751820 by Kenneth Coleman
69
Georgia in the American Revolution 17751782
71
Georgia Military Action in the American Revolutionary War
79
Political Development in a Frontier State 17821820
89
Indian Land Cessions 17331835
90
The Expanding Frontier Economy 17821820
105
Society and Culture on the Frontier 17821820
116
Population Distribution 1810
118
18201865 by F N Boney
127
The Politics of Expansion and Secession 18201861
129
The Emerging Empire State 18201861
153
Railroads 1860
160
Employment in Manufacturing 1860
167
A Slowly Maturing Culture 18201861
174
Population Distribution 1860
177
Employment in Manufacturing 19oo
271
Civil Rights 18901940
277
Populism and Progressivism 18901920
295
The 1920s and the New Deal
309
Social and Cultural Developments
319
1940 to the Present by Numan V Hartley
337
Employment in Manufacturing 1970
342
Employment in Agriculture 1970
349
Race Relations and the Quest for Equality
361
Society and Culture in an Urban Age
375
Politics and Government in the Postwar Era
390
Chief Executives of Georgia
411
Index
439
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Kenneth Coleman was professor emeritus of history at the University of Georgia. The coauthors are all members or former members of the University of Georgia's Department of History.

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