Colonial Georgia
A Study in British Imperial Policy In the Eighteenth Century

Trevor R. Reese


“Reese holds his subject firmly in place . . . as a clear and competent primer this book will be useful to students of early Georgia.”
Historical Journal

“A thoroughly competent piece of work, with all its apparatus of a doctoral thesis clearly marshaled . . . Reese has accomplished satisfactorily what he set out to do.”
English Historical Review

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First published in 1963, this study examines the colony of Georgia's first thirty-five years from the perspective of the British Empire. Being the last of the thirteen colonies, Georgia is well suited for a study on imperial administration because Britain had over a century of experience dealing with the other colonies at the time of its founding. This work explores British motives behind the founding of Georgia, Indian relations from the context of European wars, diplomacy, politics, and economic development. Trevor R. Reese presents the early history and settlement of Georgia as a clear example of the objects, methods, and failings of the old colonial system of the British Empire.

Page count: 180 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9

Read more about colonial Georgia at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


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Trevor R. Reese taught at Newcastle University College, the University of Sydney, the University of Hull, and the University of London. He served as editor of the journal Imperial Studies and is the author of numerous works including The History of the Royal Commonwealth Society, 1868–1968 and Australia, New Zealand, and the United States: A Survey of International Relations, 1941–1968.