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  • Ebenezer and the Salzburgers' Separatist Identity in Colonial Georgia(94 clicks)
    Student Essay
  • American Revolution in Georgia(93 clicks)
    By the begining of the 1770's Georgia was the least populated of the 13 American colonies. Of the 50,000 inhabitants, half were slaves, and almost all of it's citizens were clustered near the coast.
  • Atlanta History Center(90 clicks)
    Excellent site
  • Atlanta History Center(95 clicks)
    Variety of archives and exhibits concerning Atlanta and the South.
  • Defending Home and Hearth: Walter White Recalls the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot(93 clicks)
    The riots that broke out between 1898 and 1906 were part of a pattern of anti-black violence that included several hundred lynchings each year. One of the most savage race riots in these years erupted in Atlanta on September 22, 1906 after vague reports of African Americans harassing white women. Over five days at least ten black people were killed while Atlanta’s police did nothing to protect black citizens, going so far as to confiscate guns from black Atlantans while allowing whites to remain armed. In this selection from his memoirs, Walter White, the future head of the NAACP recalled how, at age 13, he and his father defended their home from white rioters.
  • Dictionary of Georgia Biography(84 clicks)
  • Digital Library of Georgia(84 clicks)
    A virtual collection of digitized books, newspapers, images, manuscripts and media with an emphasis on material important to the history and culture of the state of Georgia.
  • Ebenezer, Georgia in the Colonial Period(82 clicks)
    Settlement of the Georgia Salzburgers
  • Fannie White's Daily Record of her Girlish Life(89 clicks)
  • Finding Aid to the Don Juan McQueen papers, 1779-1803(74 clicks)
  • Franklin County Georgia(84 clicks)
    Overview of what was a very large county spread over two states.
  • Frontier to New South(106 clicks)
    Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection
  • Georgia Before Oglethorpe(89 clicks)
    A Resource Guide to Georgia's Early Colonial Period, 1521-1733
  • Georgia Salzburgers(135 clicks)
  • Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum(87 clicks)
  • Revolutionary Georgia(93 clicks)
    Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection
  • Robert Toombs, Letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs, 1850-1867(89 clicks)
    consists of correspondence from Robert Toombs to his wife, Julia Ann DuBois Toombs in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia from 1850-1867. During 1850-1859 his letters come from Washington, D.C. while he served in the U.S. Senate. During the Civil War, he wrote from Virginia (1862) and Atlanta, Georgia (1864). Following the war, letters are written from Paris (1866-67) while he was in exile. The correspondence generally discusses current events; his land holdings in South Georgia, Alabama, and Texas; people; other soldiers; and his wish to be with his wife and family.
  • Savannah & the Coast maps(105 clicks)
    Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection
  • Scott's History Web(84 clicks)
    Economic history; North Georgia; Confederates; governors, and more
  • South Georgia history(92 clicks)
  • Surveying and Federal Land Sales(79 clicks)
    Robert Cottrell essay
  • The Fox Theatre(101 clicks)
    Started as a Shrine temple, the Fox became a movie theatre. After 1973, Atlanta citizens rallied to restore this magnificent building.
  • The Journal of Southwest Georgia History(93 clicks)
    Prints a feature article.
  • The Salzburgers Arrive in Georgia(93 clicks)
    The Salzburgers were Austrian Lutherans forced to emigrate because of the seizure of their lands by Catholics. They were befriended by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and by James Oglethorpe, Governor of the Colony of Georgia. They arrived in Charleston on March 7, 1734, and were supplied with a guide who led their ship to Savannah. Here land was set aside for them and they founded their town of Ebenezer.
  • These Jews Shew a Great Love for us.(93 clicks)
    Bolzivs, along with Von Reck, was pastor of the Salzburg Lutherans who settled near Savannah. His Journal includes accounts of clearing the land, the hardships of wilderness life, and relations between the Salzburgers and their neighbors. Among these neighbors are the twelve families of Jews mentioned in the text. Both Savannah and Charleston had Jewish populations, that of Charleston being the second largest in America until around 1850. The eventual establishment of synagogues served to preserve Jewish identity, but evangelical interest such as that shown here and the early dependency of Jews upon Christian congregations for places of worship would lead to the conversion and assimilation of some families.