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Confessions of a Historical Pack Rat: “Retired But Not Shy” at Eight

[ Note:  One question any new blogger should—but probably doesn’t—ask is, “Will I be able to find sufficient material to keep this blog alive?”  I know that I didn’t think about this question in May 2010, when I contemplated establishing … Continue reading

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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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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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Georgia and the American Revolution, V: The Divided Whigs of Revolutionary Georgia, 1775-1783 (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 16)

[Note: This  is the final post in a series on the American Revolution in Georgia.  For earlier ones–Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV.  A list of suggested readings follows the end of this post.   What follows is the … 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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