The Journal of Peter Gordon, 1732–1735

Edited by E. Merton Coulter

Foreword by Julie Anne Sweet

Title Details

Pages: 94

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5937-3

List Price: $34.95


Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5938-0

List Price: $114.95

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The Journal of Peter Gordon, 1732–1735

Edited by E. Merton Coulter

Foreword by Julie Anne Sweet

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The Journal of Peter Gordon, 1732–1735, provides a rare first-hand account of one of the original Georgia colonists. In his journal, Gordon, who served as chief bailiff of Savannah, Georgia, documents the challenges faced by the original settlers, criticism of the Trustees’ policies for the colony, and interactions with indigenous peoples. His journal provides unique insight into the establishment of one of America’s oldest colonies.

The Georgia Open History Library has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this collection, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Author/Editor

E. MERTON COULTER (1890-1981) was an American historian and writer of the South, American Civil War, and Reconstruction, publishing twenty-six books on the subjects. He was a founding member of the Southern Historical Association. For forty years, he was a professor at the University of Georgia, where he was chair of the Department of History for eighteen years; for fifty years, he was editor of the Georgia Historical Quarterly.

JULIE ANNE SWEET is a professor of history at Baylor University. She is author of William Stephens: Georgia’s Forgotten Founder and Negotiating for Georgia: British-Creek Relations in the Trustee Era, 1733–1752.