Planting families: Intent and outcome in the development of colonial Georgia

Marsh, Ben (2007) Planting families: Intent and outcome in the development of colonial Georgia. The History of the Family, 12 (2). pp. 104-115. ISSN 1081-602X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hisfam.2007.08.003) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article examines the evolution of a plantation society in the British American colony of Georgia. It explores the original intentions of founders and settlers, and how those intentions were discarded or adapted in the face of a volatile demographic environment. It uses information from land grant applications to describe the make-up of late colonial families, and locates the experiences of the Georgia population within the broader context of Atlantic population history. In particular, it argues that familial instability initially catalysed the emergence of a plantation system. The “family” was later accorded real significance in plantation Georgia only when it became serviceable to provincial elites, though it remained important as an organising unit beyond the plantation world, and as a source of shared aspirations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Plantation, Georgia, settlement, household, land granting, low country
Subjects: E History America
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Ben Marsh
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 09:56 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 08:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49648 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Marsh, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7056-1813
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