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  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816054193
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5419-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 975.8
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 144


After James Edward Oglethorpe received a charter from King George II in 1732, he and other colonists established a settlement named Savannah in 1733. Other groups, such as the Salzburgers, established settlements nearby as well. In a concise, readable volume, Georgia covers these and other facts about precolonial and colonial life, such as early exploration of Georgia, the settlements of the French and Spanish in the Southeast, and how Georgia was designated a royal colony in 1741. It also discusses battles and events of the Revolutionary War, such as the British capture of Savannah and the occupation of Georgia.

Sidebars include:

  • Creek games
  • Huguenots
  • Dr. Henry Woodward
  • James Edward Oglethorpe
  • City planning
  • Nancy Hart
  • Mary Musgrove Matthews Bosomworth.


Approximately 65 black-and-white photographs. 5 maps and graphs. Index. Appendix of historical sites in the state. Sidebars. Timeline. Further reading list.

About the Author(s)

Craig A. Doherty has a B.A. in English and history from the University of Massachusetts and studied education at the graduate level at the University of New Mexico. Editor and co-owner of Field Trial Magazine, he has 11 years' experience teaching English at the high school level and six years' experience teaching social studies at both the middle and high school levels.

Katherine M. Doherty has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in library science from Simmons College. Director of learning resources for New Hampshire Community College, she has worked as a librarian at elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as entire school districts. A member of the American Library Association, the New Hampshire Library Association, and the New Hampshire State Library Advisory Council, Doherty serves as a trustee of the Dummer Public Library.

Together Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty are coauthors of more than 25 nonfiction books for children and young adults.

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