"Gallay's useful and well-written account of the rise of Jonathan Bryan—and with him the Georgia elite, to many of whom Bryan was kin by blood or marriage-helps answer the question of who led Georgia into the Revolutionary fray."
—William and Mary Quarterly
"An intriguing and well-written biography."
“Gallay earns praise for plunging into Georgia's early history and risking bold interpretations. He uses the career of long-lived Jonathan Bryan as the unifying theme in his description of the formation of Georgia society.”
—Journal of Southern History
"Anyone seeking to understand how the Southern master class emerged need look no further than this important book."
—Virginia Quarterly Review
"Gallay uses with an even hand an impressive array of manuscripts and published primary works."
—Georgia Historical Quarterly
"Jonathan Bryan deserves this excellent biography. . . .This is writing history in the grand manner. That means that individuals are to the fore."
"In all, Gallay shows that Georgia was another frontier with few vestiges of democracy in practice. Students of slavery, the southern frontier, and the Revolution will all find something of interest here."
“[An] engaging and accessible book.”
—Slavery and Abolition
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