A Wilderness Still the Cradle of Nature: Frontier Georgia



(Book Two) Documents of the pioneering days of Georgia, describing the adventure and horror of the era.
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  • xxx + 204 pages, frontispiece


In the early 19th century, Georgia thrilled with exploration, adventure, pioneering settlement, and tremendous growth–a story of swaggering and brawling frontiersmen, Indians who were sometimes docile and sometimes hostile, greedy land speculators and the proverbial Georgia “crackers.” Twenty-seven documents, or groups of documents, describe the comedy and tragedy of the era. Travellers record explorations and adventures, most notably the botanist William Bartram and the noble Marquis de Lafayette. Letters from fearful settlers, complaining of border barbarities, set the stage for the brutal removal of the Cherokee Indians, described with horror by the missionary Daniel Buttrick in 1838. Edward J. Cashin is professor of history at Augusta College.

Book Two in the Documentary History of Georgia series.

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