Empire State of the South : Georgia History in Documents and Essays

ISBN-10: 0881461113
ISBN-13: 9780881461114
Edition: 2008
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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Empire State of the South: Georgia History in Documents and Essays offers teachers of Georgia history an alternative to the traditional narrative textbook. This text includes 129 primary documents (including speeches, newspaper columns, letters, treaties, laws, proclamations, state constitutions, court decisions, and more) and 33 essays on various topics of Georgia history. The thirty-three essays are excerpts from larger pieces that were written by specialists in Georgia history. Georgia has indeed had a colorful history and The Empire State of the South tells that story.

Christopher C. Meyers is a professor of history at Valdosta State University where he teaches Georgia history, U.S. political history, and U.S. military history. His previous books include The Empire State of the South and Union General John A. McClernand and the Politics of Command.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Georgia: The Natural Setting
Colonial Beginnings to 1764p. 5
Documents
Guale Game and Ceremonyp. 7
Colonial Charterp. 8
James Oglethorpe Reports on the Settlement of Georgiap. 10
Oglethorpe's First Treaty with the Lower Creeksp. 11
James Oglethorpe on English Ownership of Georgiap. 12
Antonio de Arredondo on Spanish Ownership of Georgiap. 14
Proposal Relating to the War in Georgia and Floridap. 15
Pro Memoria from the Late Trustees of the Colony of Georgiap. 16
Essays
The Yamassee Revolt of 1597p. 17
Frederica in 1742p. 20
The Revolutionary Era, 1765-1787p. 26
Documents
Stamp Act Crisisp. 28
Tondee's Tavern Resolutionsp. 29
Rules and Regulationsp. 31
Constitution of 1777p. 33
Proposed Union of Georgia and South Carolinap. 35
Land Grants to Georgia's Revolutionary Soldiersp. 38
Essays
The British Capture of Savannahp. 38
Land and Allegiance in Revolutionary Georgiap. 44
Georgia in the New Nation, 1787-1845p. 48
Documents
Ordinance Ratifying the U.S. Constitutionp. 49
Constitution of 1789p. 50
Legislative Committee Report on Yazoo Land Fraudp. 53
Constitution of 1798p. 54
Governor to Be Chosen by Popular Votep. 57
Request for Removal of Federal Troops from Georgiap. 58
Nullification Resolvesp. 59
Western and Atlantic Railroad Surveysp. 61
Essays
The Georgia Gold Rushp. 63
Political Parties in the Jacksonian Erap. 66
The Native American Nationsp. 72
Documents
Compact of 1802p. 74
Treaty of Fort Jacksonp. 75
An Address to the Whites by Elias Boudinotp. 76
Constitution of the Cherokee Nationp. 78
Cherokee Phoenixp. 80
Georgia Assumes Control over Cherokee Landp. 81
Worcester v. State of Georgiap. 82
Treaty of New Echotap. 84
Essays
Georgia and Muscogee/Creek Treatiesp. 86
The Cherokee Trail of Tearsp. 89
Antebellum Economicsp. 93
Documents
Southern Cultivatorp. 94
Cultivation of Indigo in Georgia?p. 95
Georgia's Economic Resourcesp. 96
Augusta Plantation Housep. 98
General Agricultural Statisticsp. 99
General Industrial Statisticsp. 100
Agriculture in the Confederate Statesp. 100
Essays
Rice Culture in Low Country Georgiap. 101
Cotton Textiles in Georgia, 1810-1865p. 104
Slavery and Free African Americansp. 109
Documents
Law Prohibiting Slavery in Georgiap. 110
Darien Antislavery Petition, 1739p. 111
Law Permitting Slavery in Georgiap. 112
Emancipating Two Georgia Slavesp. 113
Population of Slaves and Free African Americans, 1790-1860p. 114
The State of Georgia Becomes a Slave Ownerp. 114
Restrictions on Free Persons of Colorp. 115
Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islandsp. 116
William and Ellen Craft in Bostonp. 117
Essays
Slavery in Georgiap. 118
Free African-American Women in Savannahp. 122
The Civil War Era, 1845-1865p. 127
Documents
Georgia Platformp. 130
Robert Toombs on the Sectional Conflict and Secessionp. 131
Alexander H. Stephens on the Sectional Conflict and Secessionp. 132
Ordinance of Secessionp. 134
Alexander H. Stephens's Cornerstone Speechp. 134
Constitution of 1861p. 135
Two Views of Class Voting Patternsp. 138
Indictment of Henry Wirzp. 140
Essays
The Georgia Homefront during the Civil Warp. 141
Wilson's Raid through Georgiap. 145
Women in Georgiap. 150
Documents
Mary Muscrove Bosomworth's Land Acquisitionp. 152
Women's Riots during the Civil Warp. 153
Activities of the Georgia WCTUp. 154
Farmers Wives and Their Needsp. 155
An Open Letter for Woman Suffragep. 156
Women's Suffrage Billp. 157
Rebecca L. Felton's Senate Speechp. 158
Eleanor Roosevelt Visits and Speaks at Georgia State Woman's Collegep. 159
Women to Serve as Jurorsp. 161
Essays
Land Grants to Georgia Women, 1755-1775p. 162
The Last Phase of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Georgiap. 166
Reconstruction, 1865-1871p. 171
Documents
Sherman's Special Field Orders, No. 15p. 173
Constitution of 1865p. 175
Constitution of 1868p. 177
Black Legislators Protest Their Expulsion from General Assemblyp. 181
Colonel O. H. Howard Reports on the Camilla Massacrep. 183
Reconstruction Ended in Georgia
John B. Gordon Testifies on the Ku Klux Klan in Georgiap. 185
Essays
Sherman's Reservation in Georgiap. 187
Black Politicians in Reconstruction Georgiap. 190
Postwar Politics and Economics, 1865-1890p. 194
Documents
Sample Tenant Farmer Contractp. 196
Crop Lien Lawp. 197
Convict-Lease System Establishedp. 198
Henry Grady's "New South"p. 198
Creation of the Georgia Department of Agriculturep. 199
Constitution of 1877p. 201
1880 Resignation-Appointment Controversyp. 204
General Agricultural Statisticsp. 205
General Industrial Statisticsp. 205
Essays
The New Departure Democrats in Georgiap. 206
The Farmers' Alliance in Georgiap. 210
Jim Crow Georgia, 1890-1920p. 215
Documents
Atlanta Compromise Speechp. 216
White Primaryp. 218
The Georgia Equal Rights Convention, 1906p. 218
Atlanta Race Riotp. 219
Disfranchisement Legislationp. 221
A Lynching Rampage in South Georgiap. 222
A Statement from Governor Hugh M. Dorsey as to the Negro in Georgiap. 223
Essays
Black Georgia in the Progressive Erap. 225
The Geography of Lynching in Georgia, 1880-1930p. 228
The Progressive Era, 1890-1920p. 235
Documents
Tom Watson Urges a Boycott on Jutep. 236
Georgia's People's Party Platform in 1892p. 238
Banning Football in Georgia?p. 239
Charles Herty Describes His Cup and Gutter System of Turpentine Collectionp. 240
Commutation of Leo Frank's Sentencep. 241
U.S. v. Forty Barrels and Twenty Kegs of Coca Colap. 242
Neill Primary Actp. 244
Essays
The Populist Party in Georgiap. 245
Governor Hoke Smith's Reform Programp. 249
Depression and New Deal Era, 1920-1939p. 254
Documents
Cotton Production during the Flight of the Boll Weevilp. 256
How to Grow Cotton in Spite of the Boll Weevilp. 257
Governor Clifford Walker Addresses Ku Klux Klanp. 258
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Visits to Warm Springsp. 258
Governor Richard Russell Address to Reorganization Committeep. 260
"Keeping the Lick" on the Georgia Chain Gangp. 261
The Three Dollar Tag Songp. 262
Martial Law Declarationp. 262
Emergency Appropriations Actionp. 264
New Deal Relief Assistance to Georgiap. 265
Rural Electrification in Georgiap. 266
Essays
Georgia Faces the Great Depressionp. 267
Governor Eugene Talmadge vs. President Roosevelt and the New Dealp. 270
The World War II Era, 1939-1945p. 275
Documents
Emergency Wartime Measuresp. 276
State University System Controversyp. 277
A German Prisoner of War Recalls His Time at Camp Fargop. 279
State of Georgia v. Pennsylvania Railroad Companyp. 281
Constitution of 1945p. 282
President Roosevelt Dies at Home in Warm Springsp. 287
Thompson, Lieutenant Governor v. Talmadgep. 288
Essays
Governor Ellis Arnall's Reform Programp. 289
WAVES at Georgia State College for Womenp. 293
The Civil Rights Erap. 296
Documents
Poll Tax Repealedp. 298
King v. Chapmanp. 299
1949 Literacy Testp. 300
Valdosta NAACP's Petition to Integrate Schoolsp. 301
Interposition Resolutionp. 302
Sibley Commission Reportp. 303
Holmes v. Dannerp. 305
Letter from an Albany Jailp. 307
Senator Richard Russell on the Civil Rights Act of 1964p. 309
Essays
The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgiap. 311
The Albany Movementp. 315
Modern Georgiap. 321
Documents
Gray v. Sandersp. 323
Governor Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Addressp. 325
Constitution of 1983p. 326
Atlanta to Host 1996 Olympic Gamesp. 330
Governor Zell Miller on the State Flagp. 332
Georgia Elects Republican Governor in 2002p. 333
Agricultural Statistics, 2002p. 334
Manufacturing Statistics, 2002p. 334
Georgia and BRAC 2005p. 335
Essays
Georgia Republicans and the Election of 1966p. 336
Governor Zell Miller, the Lottery, and HOPEp. 340
Appendices
Population of Georgiap. 347
Governors of Georgiap. 348
Counties in Order of Creationp. 351
State Symbolsp. 354
Indexp. 355
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