“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
“A judicious assessment of generally familiar materials . . . the author re-examines standard sources to produce explanations more plausible than those of most of his predecessors.”
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.
Read more about colonial Georgia at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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