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

  title={Planting families: Intent and outcome in the development of colonial Georgia},
  author={Ben Marsh},
  journal={The History of the Family},
  pages={104 - 115}
  • B. Marsh
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Geography
  • The History of the Family
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… 


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