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Cornerstones of Georgia History
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This collection of fifty-nine primary documents presents multiple viewpoints on more than four centuries of growth, conflict, and change in Georgia. The selections range from a captive's account of a 1597 Indian revolt against Spanish missionaries on the Georgia coast to an impassioned debate in 1992 between county commissioners and environmental activists over a proposed hazardous waste facility in Taylor County. Drawn from such sources as government records, newspapers, oral histories, personal diaries, and letters, the documents give a voice to the concerns and experiences of men and women representing the diverse races, ethnic groups, and classes that, over time, have contributed to the state's history.

Cornerstones of Georgia History is especially suited for classroom use, but it provides any concerned citizen of the state with a historical basis on which to form relevant and independent opinions about Georgia's present-day challenges.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xiii
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  1. 1. Spain and the Native Americans: The Guale Revolt, 1597
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 2. Cherokees and Creeks: Traditional Cultures and the Anglo-Saxon Encounter
  2. pp. 10-24
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  1. 3. Trustees and Malcontents: The Colonial Controversy over Slavery and Georgia's Future
  2. pp. 25-37
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  1. 4. Patriots and Loyalists: Georgia on the Eve of the Revolution
  2. pp. 38-49
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  1. 5. The State of Georgia and the Cherokees: The Debate over Indian Removal
  2. pp. 50-62
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  1. 6. Slavery in Antebellum Georgia
  2. pp. 63-76
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  1. 7. Secessionists and Cooperationists: The Decision to Leave the Union
  2. pp. 77-91
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  1. 8. The Federal Occupation of Georgia, 1864: Perspectives of North Georgia Women
  2. pp. 92-106
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  1. 9. Reconstruction in Georgia
  2. pp. 107-121
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  1. 10. Postwar Poverty: Fault of the North or the South?
  2. pp. 122-135
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  1. 11. "Jim Crow" Georgia and Its Leaders, Black and White
  2. pp. 136-150
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  1. 12. The Leo Frank Case
  2. pp. 151-163
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  1. 13. Georgia's Rejection of Woman Suffrage
  2. pp. 164-178
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  1. 14. Crisis in Agriculture: The Great Migration, Boll Weevil Invasion, and Great Depression
  2. pp. 179-192
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  1. 15. Moving toward the Mainstream: Georgia in the 1940s
  2. pp. 193-207
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  1. 16. The Integration of Public Schools and Colleges
  2. pp. 208-223
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  1. 17. The Rise of a Future President: The Gubernatorial Inauguration of Jimmy Carter
  2. pp. 224-234
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  1. 18. Economic Development and Quality of Life: The Debate over a Hazardous Waste Facility for Taylor County
  2. pp. 235-250
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  1. Appendix: Questions to Consider
  2. pp. 251-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-265
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