The Fledgling Province

Social and Cultural Life in Colonial Georgia, 1733-1776

By Harold E. Davis

317 pp., 6 x 9, 7 illus. 3 maps

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9646-4
    Published: January 2011
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-3859-4
    Published: December 2012

Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

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Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

Through a painstaking gathering and synthesis of the surviving documents of Georgia social history before the Revolution, many of them fragmentary, Davis re-creates much of the texture and quality of life in that southernmost province. In addition to black slavery, religion, and education, he examines such elementary questions as: what kinds of buildings Georgians lived in, how they solved their transportation problems, the nature of criminal law administration, and the range of occupations and vocations.

Originally published in 1976.

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