Some Account of the Design of the Trustees for Establishing Colonys in America

James Oglethorpe

Foreword by Noeleen McIlvenna

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Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in

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Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5944-1

List Price: $114.95

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Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5943-4

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Some Account of the Design of the Trustees for Establishing Colonys in America

James Oglethorpe

Foreword by Noeleen McIlvenna

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Some Account of the Design of the Trustees for Establishing Colonys in America is a pamphlet authored by James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia. In this pamphlet, Oglethorpe ventures into American colonial theory, explores ideas about the southern frontier, and clears a path for the success of his new colony of Georgia. Oglethorpe grapples with questions related to settlement, such as the relationship between the established Church and the individual settler or the type of site he wanted for his colony. Some Account of the Design of the Trustees for Establishing Colonys in America offers new insight into the early days of the colony of Georgia and its founder.

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

JAMES EDWARD OGELTHORPE was the founder of the colony of Georgia.

RODNEY M. BLAINE (1913-2000) was a distinguished eighteenth-century studies scholar and professor in the English department at the University of Georgia. He is the author or editor of several works, including Thomas Holcroft and the Revolutionary Novel, A History of English Poetry, and The Publications of James Edward Oglethorpe.

NOELEEN MCILVENNA is professor of history at Wright State University. She is author of three books, including The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South and Early American Rebels: Pursuing Democracy from Maryland to Carolina, 1640-1700.