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Cultivating RaceThe Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860$
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Watson Jennison

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134260

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134260.001.0001

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Rewriting Georgia's Racial Past, 1850s

Rewriting Georgia's Racial Past, 1850s

(p.277) 8 Rewriting Georgia's Racial Past, 1850s
Cultivating Race

Watson W. Jennison

University Press of Kentucky

By the 1850s, Georgia had emerged as one of the largest cotton-producing states in the South. In the course of a hundred years, it had transformed from a multiracial society in which people of European, African, and Native American ancestry contested for power into a slavery-based society where black and white had become synonymous with free and enslaved. This chapter examines how white Georgians explained this transformation, how they told the history of their state's rise, and how they defended the emergence of the slave system that came to characterize antebellum Georgia.

Keywords:   cotton, European, African, Native American, white, black, free, enslaved, transformation, history

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