The Story Of Georgia's Boundaries

The Story Of Georgia's Boundaries

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by William J. Morton
     
 

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Georgia's boundaries are more than mere lines on a map. They reflect centuries of wars and treaties, political maneuvering and litigation, heroic actions and human error. From the arrival of Europeans in the New World through legislative resolutions in 2008, this book recounts the landmarks, events and people that have shaped present-day Georgia. Dr. Morton has

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Georgia's boundaries are more than mere lines on a map. They reflect centuries of wars and treaties, political maneuvering and litigation, heroic actions and human error. From the arrival of Europeans in the New World through legislative resolutions in 2008, this book recounts the landmarks, events and people that have shaped present-day Georgia. Dr. Morton has written a well-researched account of the colony and state of Georgia with particular focus on how its boundaries were determined and measured. His attention to detail provides hitherto little-known facts presented in a straightforward manner. This book will be useful to scholars as well as lay readers interested in what could be a mundane topic, brought to life with personalities and anecdotes. He also discusses the legal activity involving Georgia's boundaries for the past two centuries, including the recent brouhaha with Tennessee prompted by the 2008 drought. I highly recommend this informative and enjoyable book. Jamil Zainaldin, president Georgia Humanities Council TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Maps & Illustrations Introduction I: Setting the Stage Important Dates I II: Georgia, the Thirteenth Colony Important Dates II III: The Birth of a State and a Nation Important Dates III IV: Defining Georgia Important Dates IV V: Georgia's Boundary Disputes Important Dates V Epilogue About the Author Acknowledgements Bibliography Index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984159604
Publisher:
Georgia History Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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The Story Of Georgia's Boundaries 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
HistoryBuffGirl More than 1 year ago
Dr. Morton has written an in-depth book on how Georgia got its shape. An unusual topic for a book but brought to life by what is an intensively researched book. He sets the stage by bringing the history of the European invasion (as he puts it) of the New World and then the birth of the colony of Georgia---surprising to me that it was the sixth attempt to start a thirteen colony!!!!! Read this book---even if you're not from Georgia!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago