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

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807856680
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 996,135
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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