Georgia Voices

A Documentary History to 1872

Title Details

Pages: 378

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 06/01/2010

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3540-7

List Price: $30.95

Georgia Voices

A Documentary History to 1872

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Published in 1966, this documentary history examines the history of Georgia from the first appearance of Spanish explorers to the hardships of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Through the accounts of those who experienced the events firsthand, Spencer Bidwell King Jr. allows the reader to experience colonialism, Revolution, and statehood. Within these distinctive eras, King discusses society, education, religion, literature, and the economic and cultural pursuits of the people. He combines extensive quotes from primary sources with historical information to create a continuous narrative. By using the voices of Georgians, King reveals the state’s unique character and individuality.

An impressive collection of Georgia writers that will be hard to equal for quality of selection, concise introductions, and completeness.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

About the Author/Editor

SPENCER BIDWELL KING JR. (1904–1977) was a professor of history and chairman of the history department at Mercer University. He was editor of Rebel Lawyer: The Letters of Theodorick W. Montfort, 1861–1862 and Ebb Tide: As Seen through the Diary of Josephine Clay Habersham, 1863 (both Georgia).