The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South (Paperback)Noeleen McIlvenna (author)
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In The Short Life of Free Georgia, Noeleen McIlvenna chronicles the years between 1732 and 1752 and challenges the conventional view that Georgia's colonial purpose was based on unworkable assumptions and utopian ideals. Rather, Georgia largely succeeded in its goals - until self-interested parties convinced England that Georgia had failed, leading to the colony's transformation into a replica of slaveholding South Carolina.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
McIlvenna tells a complex, multilayerd story of Georgia's beginning in six chronological chapters that include details from a wide range of primary sources.--Journal of Southern History
A retelling of the thirteenth colony's trustee era (1732-1752) from the standpoint of the settlement's poor, white, and socially irreverent majority.--Journal of American History
A meticulously researched and essential contribution to the study of slavery and society in the colonial South.--H-Net
Successfully demonstrates that class, not race, was the defining component of early Georgian society.--Choice
McIlvenna's expert comparative analysis of primary sources allows for a complex picture to emerge. . . . Social history at its finest, and certainly the first book of its kind to point a lens at the complex political, social, and economic climate that marked early free Georgia.--Augusta Genealogy
Provide[s] valuable accounts of the development of the economy of early Georgia.--New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century
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