Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia: A History, 1733-1783

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 220 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

The Founding of Savannah
14
A Georgia Victory and Charter Surrender
37
The Wright Era and Patriot Crisis
57
A Frontier War in Georgia
78
The Fall of Savannah
93
Patriots Regroup and DEstaing Arrives
109
Siege Forces Gather at Savannah
124
An Occupied Georgia
147
A FiftyYear Colonial Legacy
162
Appendix A The First English Settlers to Georgia
181
Chapter Notes
199
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David Lee Russell works as an information technology executive and lives in Alpharetta, Georgia. He is also the author of The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies (2000).

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