Cornerstones of Georgia History: Documents That Formed the State / Edition 1

Cornerstones of Georgia History: Documents That Formed the State / Edition 1

by Thomas A. Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820317438

ISBN-13: 9780820317434

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: University of Georgia Press


This collection of fifty-nine primary documents presents multiple viewpoints on more than four centuries of growth, conflict, and change in Georgia. The selections range from a captive's account of a 1597 Indian revolt against Spanish missionaries on the Georgia coast to an impassioned debate in 1992 between county commissioners and environmental activists over a…  See more details below

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This collection of fifty-nine primary documents presents multiple viewpoints on more than four centuries of growth, conflict, and change in Georgia. The selections range from a captive's account of a 1597 Indian revolt against Spanish missionaries on the Georgia coast to an impassioned debate in 1992 between county commissioners and environmental activists over a proposed hazardous waste facility in Taylor County. Drawn from such sources as government records, newspapers, oral histories, personal diaries, and letters, the documents give a voice to the concerns and experiences of men and women representing the diverse races, ethnic groups, and classes that, over time, have contributed to the state's history.

Cornerstones of Georgia History is especially suited for classroom use, but it provides any concerned citizen of the state with a historical basis on which to form relevant and independent opinions about Georgia's present-day challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820317434
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
507,555
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Spain and the Native Americans: The Guale Revolt, 15971
2Cherokees and Creeks: Traditional Cultures and the Anglo-Saxon Encounter10
3Trustees and Malcontents: The Colonial Controversy over Slaves and Georgia's Future25
4Patriots and Loyalists: Georgia on the Eve of the Revolution38
5The State of Georgia and the Cherokees: The Debate over Indian Removal50
6Slavery in Antebellum Georgia63
7Secessionists and Cooperationists: The Decision to Leave the Union77
8The Federal Occupation of Georgia, 1864: Perspectives of North Georgia Women92
9Reconstruction in Georgia107
10Postwar Poverty: Fault of the North or the South?122
11"Jim Crow" Georgia and Its Leaders, Black and White136
12The Leo Frank Case151
13Georgia's Rejection of Woman Suffrage164
14Crisis in Agriculture: The Great Migration, Boll Weevil Invasion, and Great Depression179
15Moving toward the Mainstream: Georgia in the 1940s193
16The Integration of Public Schools and Colleges208
17The Rise of a Future President: The Gubernatorial Inauguration of Jimmy Carter224
18Economic Development and Quality of Life: The Debate over a Hazardous Waste Facility for Taylor County235
Appendix: Questions to Consider251
Index259

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