British Drums on the Southern Frontier: The Military Colonization of Georgia, 1733-1749

British Drums on the Southern Frontier: The Military Colonization of Georgia, 1733-1749

by Larry E. Ivers
     
 

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This lively account of the southern frontier is the first to give a detailed critical analysis of the 1733-49 period during which Georgia served as a British military buffer colony between Spanish-dominated Florida and British-held South Carolina. Primarily a military history, British Drums on the Southern Frontier also emphasizes frontier politics and

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This lively account of the southern frontier is the first to give a detailed critical analysis of the 1733-49 period during which Georgia served as a British military buffer colony between Spanish-dominated Florida and British-held South Carolina. Primarily a military history, British Drums on the Southern Frontier also emphasizes frontier politics and Indian diplomacy. Since James Oglethorpe, first as Georgia's civil leader and later as a British general, implemented—and frequently designed—Britain's imperial strategy on the southern frontier, his character and his political, diplomatic, and military activities are subjected to close scrutiny.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807856680
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
1,148,003
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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The principal contributions of this monograph are twofold. First, by his emphasis upon Oglethorpe, the soldier, Ivers highlights a relatively unknown facet of this complex personality. Second, . . . [Ivers] achieve[s] a definitive picture, albeit on a small canvas, of the day-by-day lives of the participants—Mounted Rangers, Scouting Boat crews, Indian scouts, British regulars, Highlanders, and colonial militiamen. . . . The most striking characteristic of this volume is the exemplary use of clear, informative maps and diagrams. . . . [A]n attractive, useful, and entertaining work.—The American Historical Review

Meet the Author

Larry E. Ivers is an attorney in Clarion, Iowa.

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