Category Archives: Colonial Georgia

Georgia Visions: A Continuing Drama in at Least Six Acts, Part 1 (Adventures in Interdisciplinary Land, 10)

[NOTE:  On two occasions, separated by more than two decades, I was asked at my school to address visiting foreign students about the history of the state of Georgia.  In 1985, the audience was a group of students from France; … Continue reading

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Portrait of “A Citizen of Georgia” (1783-1788): Historical Problem, 7

[NOTE:  With this “historical problem” winding down, let’s see what information we’ve found that might help identify the author of the letters and the pamphlet signed by “A Citizen” between 1783 and 1785.  “A Citizen’s” identity was still a matter of contention as late as the … Continue reading

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Meanings of “Liberty” During the American Revolution (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 19 )

[NOTE:  During the years of the American Revolutionary Bicentennial, when I had just begun to teach at Atlanta’s Finest Prep School (AFPS), I found myself in demand as a speaker, to a modest degree anyhow.  My dissertation had included a … Continue reading

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American Republicanism, Part II: “A Republic, if you can keep it,” 1776-1788 (History Lesson Plans, 9)

[This is the second in a series concerning the history of American “republicanism.”  For the previous post, go here.] * * * * *  When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May, 1775, fighting had already broken out … Continue reading

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Georgia and the American Revolution, IV: From Colony to State, 1774-1776 (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 15)

[This is the fourth post in a series.  For earlier ones:  Part I; Part II; Part III.] * * * * * The reaction of the North Ministry to the destruction of tea in Boston Harbor in 1774 was swift. … Continue reading

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Georgia and the American Revolution, III: The Imperial Crisis, 1765-1774 (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 14)

[This is the third in a series of posts on the American Revolution in Georgia and its consequences for politics in the state during the decades after the war. (For earlier posts, see here and here.)] * * * * … Continue reading

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Georgia and the American Revolution, II: Britain’s New Colonial Policy, 1763-1774 (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 13)

[For the first post in this series, go here.] Between 1660 and 1760, a dangerous gap developed between the guiding theory of the British Empire and imperial practice. According to the dominant economic theory of the era, mercantilism, the welfare … Continue reading

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Georgia and the American Revolution, I: Colonial Background, 1732-1763 (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 12)

[NOTE: In the winter of 1976, I offered an eight-week course (meeting one evening a week) on “Georgia and the American Revolution, 1763-1783,” to interested members of our parent body. A new book on the subject, combining narrative with primary … Continue reading

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