Georgia s Land of the Golden Isles

Photo Credits Facing page i Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles. The University of Georgia Cartographic Services. Page 6 An eighteenth-century map of the Georgia coast. Courtesy of the University of Georgia Libraries.

Author: Burnette Vanstory

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820305585

Category: History

Page: 274

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Since it first appeared in 1956, Mrs. Vanstory's rich narrative of the barrier islands from Ossabaw to Cumberland--and the mainland towns along the way--has become the standard popular history of Georgia's golden coast. Thoroughly revised and with over forty new illustrations, this edition traces the crucial and colorful role these islands have played from the sixteenth century to the twentieth. Home, at one time or another, to the American Indians, the French, the Spanish, and the English; to buccaneers, friars, and priests; to Puritans and Scottish Highlanders; to slave traders, planters, soldiers, statesmen, and millionaires, these islands are as rich in history as they are in natural beauty. Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles now takes the reader through the years from General James Oglethorpe to President Jimmy Carter, unfolding the stories of the lives that have touched, or been touched by, the golden isles of Georgia.

The Journal of Archibald C McKinley

... The Lost Legacy of Georgia's Golden Isles ( New York : Doubleday , 1971 ) , 73-82 ; Caroline Couper Lovell , The Golden Isles of Georgia ( Atlanta : Cherokee Publishing Co. , 1970 ) , 94-118 ; Burnette Vanstory , Georgia's Land of ...

Author: Archibald Carlisle McKinley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820311871

Category: History

Page: 259

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A valuable document from the Reconstruction era, The Journal of Archibald C. McKinley offers the modern reader a rare glimpse of daily life on Sapelo Island, Georgia, as seen through the eyes of an upper-class farmer. A descendant of Scottish settlers, Archibald McKinley was born in Lexington, Georgia, in 1842 and served as a Confederate officer during the Civil War. Just after the war, he began farming near Milledgeville, Georgia, and within a year had met and married Sarah Spalding, a granddaughter of Thomas Spalding, who had built his plantation empire on Sapelo Island. In 1869, the McKinleys moved to Sapelo to raise cotton, sugar cane, and other crops. The bulk of this journal is a sustained account of their sojourn on the island through 1876, before their return to Milledgeville. The brief, matter-of-fact entries that make up McKinley's journal focus mainly on the small occurrences that filled his days: farm work, hunting and fishing expeditions, sailing excursions, church services, changes in the weather, the disposition of his crops, the development of the Darien timber shipping trade. Scattered throughout, however, are intriguing references to dramatic events--shootings, trials, tensions between whites and the recently freed blacks--and to the processes of Reconstruction, as when McKinley notes that "a company of Yankee soldiers" had arrived at the penitentiary to ensure equal treatment of black and white convicts. The longest entry in the journal is a eulogy for a freedman named Scott, who, as McKinley's slave, had remained "true as steel" during McKinley's service in the Civil War. Editor Robert L. Humphries has included with the journal several of the McKinley family letters, written after Archibald and Sarah left Sapelo Island. In the introduction, historian Russell Duncan places the story in context, focusing on the larger events of Reconstruction as they pertained to Sapelo Island and to the relations between blacks and whites there.

Slavery and Rice Culture in Low Country Georgia 1750 1860

Georgia . Caroline Couper Lovell's The Golden Isles of Georgia , 2 Burnette Vanstory's Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles , and Eugenia Price's more recent novels are representative of the popular literature .

Author: Julia Floyd Smith

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870497316

Category: History

Page: 292

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Rice plantations were found in coastal Georgia which included Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden counties.

Georgia s Lighthouses and Historic Coastal Sites

Drums and Shadows : Survival Studies among the Georgia Coastal Negroes . Athens , GA : University of Georgia Press , 1986 , pp . 186-194 : " St. Marys . " Burnette Vanstory . Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles .

Author: Kevin M. McCarthy

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 156164143X

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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-- Though only 110 miles long, Georgia's coast is a wealth of historic beauty -- Georgia is a unique combination of wartorn history and genteel character -- Stories of Civil War soldiers, pioneers and settlers, Native Americans, seafarers and pirates (including Blackbeard), and even a ghost or two -- St. Simons Lighthouse, one of America's oldest continuously working lighthouses and home to the ghost of keeper Frederick Osborne, whose footsteps can be heard in the tower at night -- Jekyll Island Club, a posh retreat established in 1886 by some of the wealthiest families in America, including the Astors, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilts -- Fort King George was called the Invalid Regiment because many of its soldiers were either sickly or victims of foreign campaigns -- Each site is illustrated with a full-color painting -- A great gift for lighthouse or art enthusiasts

Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838 1839

See, in addition, Margaret Davis Cate and Orrin S. Wightman: Early Days of Coastal Georgia (St. Simons Island, Ga.: 1955); Vanstory: Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles, op. cit.; and Caroline Couper Lovell: The Golden Isles of Georgia ...

Author: Frances Anne Kemble

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307829672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Fanny Kemble was one of the leading lights of the English theater in the nineteenth century. During a triumphant tour of America, she met and married a wealthy Philadelphian, Pierce Butler, part of whose fortune derived from his family’s vast cotton and rice plantation on the Sea Islands of Georgia. After their marriage, she spent several months (December 1838 to April 1839) living on the plantation. Profoundly shocked by what she saw, she recorded her observations of plantation life in a series of journal entries written as letters to a friend. But she never sent the letters, and it was not until the Civil War was on and Fanny was divorced from her husband and living in England, were they published. She is a reporter par excellence and records in vivid detail not just her own reactions, but the day-to-day operations of the estate as a business enterprise, the lives of the several “classes” of Negro slaves and their white masters, and the plantation’s landscape of swamps and woods, canals and rivers, stately houses and decrepit hovels. Her account is filled with drama: duels, deaths, jealousies, and episodes of humor and tenderness which lighten the gloom but also accentuate the sadness of a world of toil and misery.

St Marys and Camden County Georgia

Brunswick , GA : Neeld Printing House , Inc. , 1994 . Vanstory , Burnette . Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles . Athens , GA : The University of Georgia Press , 1981 . Vocelle , James T. History of Camden County Georgia ( 1914 ) .

Author: Patricia Barefoot

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738513857

Category: History

Page: 128

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Bounded on the north by the Little Satilla River from neighboring Glynn County and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Camden County's southern boundary at the St. Marys River separates Georgia from Florida. Dating from a 1766 land grant, port of St. Marys and Camden County have faced a challenging past, present, and future. Camden's growth and development have been driven by businessmen, adventurers and opportunists, determined "wild swamp Crackers," and hardy, self-reliant, God-fearing men and women. Accompanied by Jonathan Bryan, a planter with an insatiable appetite for virgin tracts of land, Georgia's third and last Royal Governor James Wright visited Buttermilk Bluff in June 1767 and envisioned a city. St. Marys was born, and its street names reflect the surnames of the 20 founding fathers. While the county seat was removed from a quaint St. Marys on more than one occasion, today, the garden spot of Woodbine serves as the seat of county government. Formerly the rice plantation of J.K. Bedell, this small city shares a symbiotic relationship with port of St. Marys and the "City of Royal Treatment" at Kingsland. The history of the county, with its three main towns as well as the outlying, rural areas, unfolds in striking photographs from days gone by. Preserved within the pages of this treasured volume, images reveal Camden and its people in times of tragedy and triumph.

Swamp Water and Wiregrass

Historical Sketches of Coastal Georgia George A. Rogers, R. Frank Saunders. Pratt , William . “ Journal of the Elder William ... The Rise and Progress of Negro Colleges in Georgia , 1865-1949 . ... Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles .

Author: George A. Rogers

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865540993

Category: History

Page: 253

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Deep Souths

37 : Brunswick News , 4 , 26 , 27 , 30 December 1928 ; William S. McFeely , Sapelo's People : A Long Walk into Freedom ( New York , 1994 ) , 146-48 ; Burnette Vanstory , Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles ( reprint , Athens , Ga .

Author: J. William Harris

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 080187310X

Category: History

Page: 496

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"This book succeeds admirably in... show[ing] that far from being static during the years between Reconstruction and the Second World War, the southern states were rapidly changing... It would be hard to find a better ground-level account." -- Times Literary Supplement

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Georgia . INSURANCE RATING BOARD . MULTI - LINE INSURANCE RATING BUREAU . WEST'S GEORGIA DIGEST . Get it together . WAYOUT . ... INTERNATIONAL Georgia coast : issues and options for recreation . ... Georgia's land of the Golden Isles .

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119497647

Category: Copyright

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Irvine, William S. Brunswick and Glynn County, Georgia, To the Exporter, Importer, Investor, Manufacturer and Merchant. ... The Board of Trade, Brunswick, Georgia, 1902. ... Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles, New Edition.

Author: Patricia Barefoot

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738506425

Category: History

Page: 128

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Located on the coast of southeast Georgia and the sinuous sweep of poet Sidney Lanier's famed “Marshes of Glynn,” Brunswick, Georgia boasts a history rich beyond measure. Dating from its layout in 1771 on the “Oglethorpe Plan” by surveyor George McIntosh, the new town emphasized an Anglo-Germanic heritage, and featured a grid repeat pattern of regularly spaced squares and town lots. In the 1830s, a flurry of entrepreneurial activity included the plan of “New Town,” which extended from the boundaries of Old Town. A few of Brunswick's most spectacular architectural treasures stand today within the boundaries of New Town near the Courthouse Mall. Built upon a peninsula, the seaside setting and Georgia's abundant natural resources have proven inspiring and lucrative assets for the port city and its people. Although buffeted by wars and epidemics, panics and depressions, a diverse population has endured and demonstrated extraordinary resilience. While in 1902 Brunswick stood first in lumber and second in naval stores production compared with other south Atlantic ports, today auto import and export, agri-commodities, and forest products provide focus for port activity. Soon the citizens of Brunswick-Glynn County will welcome a 185-foot vertical clearance, cable-stayed golden “bridge to the future.” At the millennium's dawn, a renewed emphasis on restoring old buildings and homes, economic vitality, an award-winning Main Street program, and revitalization downtown promise a bright future.