Georgia Dawn

John T. Juricek

in Colonial Georgia and the Creeks

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034683
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038582 | DOI:
Georgia Dawn

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This chapter highlights the uniqueness of the establishment of colonial Georgia compared to other English colonies. It was first undertaken as a philanthropic enterprise to create a place where the worthy poor of England and Europe could find refuge. Georgia was the only place where the enslavement of blacks and the exploitation of Indians were prohibited. It officially began with the royal grant of territory and governing authority to a group of twenty-one colonial promoters by King George II in June 1732. The territory extended from the Savannah River to the Altamaha River and westerly from the heads of these rivers to the South Seas. James Edward Oglethorpe is described as the foremost of the original Georgia Trustees and the chapter examines his domination of the early history of colonial Georgia.

Keywords: King George II; Georgia Trustees; European refugees; slavery; exploitation; Royal grant

Chapter.  14773 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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