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

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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.

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"Scott has assembled an excellent collection of primary source documents to be used as a text supplement in undergraduate Georgia history courses. Cornerstones of Georgia History fills a definite need in Georgia history; I have been looking for a book like this to use in my own teaching.”—Lee Formwalt
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820317434
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 689,560
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas A. Scott is a professor of history at Kennesaw State College. His honors include Kennesaw State College's 1994 distinguished teaching award and 1991 faculty service award.
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Table of Contents

1 Spain and the Native Americans: The Guale Revolt, 1597 1
2 Cherokees and Creeks: Traditional Cultures and the Anglo-Saxon Encounter 10
3 Trustees and Malcontents: The Colonial Controversy over Slaves and Georgia's Future 25
4 Patriots and Loyalists: Georgia on the Eve of the Revolution 38
5 The State of Georgia and the Cherokees: The Debate over Indian Removal 50
6 Slavery in Antebellum Georgia 63
7 Secessionists and Cooperationists: The Decision to Leave the Union 77
8 The Federal Occupation of Georgia, 1864: Perspectives of North Georgia Women 92
9 Reconstruction in Georgia 107
10 Postwar Poverty: Fault of the North or the South? 122
11 "Jim Crow" Georgia and Its Leaders, Black and White 136
12 The Leo Frank Case 151
13 Georgia's Rejection of Woman Suffrage 164
14 Crisis in Agriculture: The Great Migration, Boll Weevil Invasion, and Great Depression 179
15 Moving toward the Mainstream: Georgia in the 1940s 193
16 The Integration of Public Schools and Colleges 208
17 The Rise of a Future President: The Gubernatorial Inauguration of Jimmy Carter 224
18 Economic Development and Quality of Life: The Debate over a Hazardous Waste Facility for Taylor County 235
Appendix: Questions to Consider 251
Index 259
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