Forty Years of Diversity
Essays on Colonial Georgia

Edited by Harvey H. Jackson and Phinizy Spalding


“This is a book of which all devotees of Georgia history can be proud.”
Louisiana History

“These essays deserve to be read, and should provoke further consideration of the diversity, so aptly noted in the title, that is the distinguishing characteristic of colonial Georgia.”
Journal of Southern History

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This collection of essays grew out of a symposium commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of Georgia. The contributors are authorities in their respective fields and their efforts represent not only the fruits of long careers but also the observations and insights of some of the most promising young scholars. Forty Years of Diversity sheds new light on the social, political, religious, and ethnic diversity of colonial Georgia.

A Wormsloe Foundation Publication

Page count: 344 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9.25

Read more about Georgia history at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


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Harvey H. Jackson is an Eminent Scholar in History at Jacksonville State University. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of many books, including Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State, and Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia (Georgia). Phinizy Spalding (1930–1994) was a professor of history at the University of Georgia and a leading scholar on James Oglethorpe. He was the author of numerous books including Oglethorpe in America and a coauthor of A History of Georgia (both Georgia).