Old Petersburg and the Broad River Valley of Georgia

Their Rise and Decline

E. Merton Coulter

Foreword by Keith Hebert

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Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in

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Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5992-2

List Price: $114.95

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Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5993-9

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Old Petersburg and the Broad River Valley of Georgia

Their Rise and Decline

E. Merton Coulter

Foreword by Keith Hebert

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Old Petersburg and the Broad River Valley of Georgia details colonial life at Petersburg, Georgia, at the junction of Broad and Savannah Rivers. A town that grew, flourished, and eventually disappeared, Petersburg was once a valuable and unique outlet for river trade. This volume highlights various aspects of this river town, including its founding, politics, businesses, and religious practices.

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.

KEITH HEBERT is an associate professor and public history program officer at Auburn University. He is the author of The Long Civil War in the North Georgia Mountains: Confederate Nationalism, Sectionalism, and White Supremacy in Bartow County, Georgia and Cornerstone of the Confederacy: Alexander H. Stephens and the Speech That Defined the Lost Cause.