Author: molson@rollins.edu

Religion in Colonial Georgia

Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe as a refuge for criminals. Along with criminals, in the early colonial times, Jews found refuge in the colony. The main church in colonial Georgia was the Anglican Church. The church constituted the most…

Georgia’s Culture

Many different groups settled in Georgia during the early 1700’s, mostly English, but also Scot-Irish, Sephardic Jews and Swiss. There was also a large population of Indians as well as the whole African population brought in by slavery. This mix…

Slavery in Georgia 1780’s

A huge part of Georgia’s economy was based on slavery. Based on the 1790 census, there were 29,264 slaves in the state of Georgia, which represented thirty-five percent of the total population. There were only 398 free blacks in the…

The Revolution in Georgia

The beginning years of the American Revolution were quite uneventful for Georgia. The war almost “began” in the South in 1778 when British warships sailed from New York Harbor to the South Carolina and Georgia coast to start their southern…

Life of Women

During the 1780s, the majority of women got married after they were pregnant. Most people did protest premarital sex, as long as the couple eventually married. Almost all of the southern population was yeomen, so woman’s tasks on the farm…

Georgia State Constitution

The state of Georgia was governed by two different constitutions in the 1780s. The First, which was established in 1777, lasted for twelve years until significant revisions were made in 1789. Being the fourth state to ratify the United States…