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Author McIlvenna, Noeleen, 1963- author.

Title The short life of free Georgia : class and slavery in the colonial South / Noeleen McIlvenna.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pre-Georgia, 1720s -- Workers, 1733-1736 -- Discontent, 1736-1739 -- Whitefield and war, 1739-1742 -- Credit and blame, 1742-1749 -- Defeat, 1750s.
Summary This text tells the foundation story of Georgia, chartered in 1732 to be a charity colony for poor white Europeans. Southern history is most often viewed through the lens of race. But the philanthropist Trustees banned slavery for the first 20 years of settlement, so the political perspective of the poor settlers reflected the rigid hierarchy of social class as English people of the time understood it.
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Subject Social classes -- Georgia -- History -- 18th century.
Social conflict -- Georgia -- History -- 18th century.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History -- 18th century.
Georgia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Chronological Term 1600-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McIlvenna, Noeleen, 1963- Short life of free Georgia. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2015] 9781469624037 (DLC) 2015003749 (OCoLC)906234416
ISBN 9781469624051 (electronic bk.)
1469624052 (electronic bk.)
9781469624044 (ebook)
1469624044 (ebook)