Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia: A History, 1733-1783
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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The Founding of Savannah
A Georgia Victory and Charter Surrender
The Wright Era and Patriot Crisis
A Frontier War in Georgia
The Fall of Savannah
Patriots Regroup and DEstaing Arrives
Siege Forces Gather at Savannah
An Occupied Georgia
A FiftyYear Colonial Legacy
Appendix A The First English Settlers to Georgia
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