Georgia has a very conflicted history, one in which there are seldom simple and clear answers to questions we might have looking back from the 21st century. These books offer insight into the complex issues that have always surrounded the state and her people. The six-volume Documentary History of Georgia series provides a comprehensive historical view of the state, from the founding of the colony to the political aspirations of Jimmy Carter.
|Georgia, History Written by Those who Lived it|
Firsthand accounts of historical Georgia, selected from Beehive's six-volume documentary history.
|Setting Out to Begin a New World: Colonial Georgia|
(Book One) Documents from the earliest days of colonial Georgia, including the founding of Savannah and Frederica.
|A Wilderness Still the Cradle of Nature: Frontier Georgia|
(Book Two) Documents of the pioneering days of Georgia, describing the adventure and horror of the era.
|Neither More Nor Less Than Men: Slavery in Georgia|
(Book Three) Firsthand descriptions of slavery, from the words of fugitive slaves to plantation manuals on slave management.
|Times That Prove People's Principles: Civil War in Georgia|
(Book Four) Speeches, newspaper reports, and personal accounts of life in Georgia during the Civil War.
|Standing upon the Mouth of a Volcano: New South Georgia|
(Book Five) Collected documents examining the emergence of the New South in the years after the Civil War.
|Struggling to Shake off Old Shackles: 20th Century Georgia|
(Book Six) The final book in the Documentary History of Georgia series examines sharecropping, the vision of M.L. King, Jr., and Jimmy Carter's first political campaign.
|General Oglethorpe's Georgia: Colonial Letters 1733-1743|
Early letters from Oglethorpe and other colonists discuss controversies, daily colonial life and the occasional cattle-rustler.
|The Rambler in Georgia|
Thirteen travellers visit frontier Georgia and record their thoughts and experiences.
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