“Can be highly recommended for scholars, libraries, and, indeed, anyone interested in colonial American history.”
—Journal of American History
“[Jones’] narrative brims with information on movements, settlements, and social relations of Germans in Georgia, and his appendix listing virtually all German residents and correcting many errors and much confusion about German names adds useful genealogical data for the colonial period. . . . Jones has written a very good book about a people too long misunderstood or forgotten.”
In 1731, the archbishop of Salzburg expelled twenty thousand Protestants who refused to abjure their religion. Three hundred of these emigrants accepted the invitation of the Georgia Trustees to settle in their new colony. The first Salzburger transport arrived in 1734 and was followed during the next seven years by three more. The Salzburgers names their colony Ebenezer. Based mainly on detailed journals and letters written by the Salzburgers’ pastor, Johann Martin Boltzius, this work describes the expulsion of the Salzburger emigrants, their journey to Georgia, the hardships they endured, and their eventual success in cattle raising, agriculture, lumbering, and silk culture and also includes details of the Swiss, Palatines, and Württembergers who joined them. Appended is a composite list of Ebenezer’s inhabitants in High German forms to facilitate genealogical research in European archives and correct errors in the version published by the Ebenezer Church.
Read more about Salzburgers at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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