Cornerstones of Georgia History: Documents that Formed the State

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Thomas Allan Scott
University of Georgia Press, 1995 - History - 265 pages
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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Contents

The Guale Revolt 1597
1
Traditional Cultures and the AngloSaxon Encounter
10
The Colonial Controversy over Slavery and Georgias Future
25
Georgia on the Eve of the Revolution
38
The Debate over Indian Removal
50
Slavery in Antebellum Georgia
63
The Decision to Leave the Union
77
Perspectives of North Georgia Women
92
Jim Crow Georgia and Its Leaders Black and White
136
The Leo Frank Case
151
Georgias Rejection of Woman Suffrage
164
The Great Migration Boll Weevil Invasion and Great Depression
179
Georgia in the 1940s
193
The Integration of Public Schools and Colleges
208
The Gubernatorial
224
Questions to Consider
251

Reconstruction in Georgia
107
Fault of the North or the South?
122

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About the author (1995)

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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