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Cultivating Race: The Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860

Watson Jennison


This book explores the centrality of race in the development of Georgia, from its founding in 1733 until the eve of the Civil War. During that time, Georgia's racial order shifted from a more fluid conception of race prevalent in the colonial era to a more harsh understanding of racial difference in the antebellum era. This study argues that long-term structural and demographic changes accounted for this transformation. This book traces the rise of rice cultivation and the plantation complex in lowcountry Georgia in the mid-eighteenth century and charts the spread of slavery into the backcount ... More

Keywords: Georgia, slavery, native Americans, eighteenth century, nineteenth century, lowcountry, black belt, Rice, cotton, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813134260
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Watson Jennison, author