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Author Lambert, Frank, 1943-

Title James Habersham : loyalty, politics, and commerce in colonial Georgia / Frank Lambert
Published Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (197 pages)
Series Wormsloe Foundation publications ; no. 24
Publications (Wormsloe Foundation) ; no. 24
Contents London : merchant apprentice -- Bethesda : orphan house superintendent -- Harris & Habersham : pioneering merchant -- Council house : assistant and secretary -- Silk Hope : planter and slaveholder -- Savannah : Georgia gentleman -- Machenry's Tavern : loyalist
Summary "James Habersham was an early American success story. After arriving in Savannah in 1738, he failed in his efforts to wrest a living from the Georgia wilderness and lived his first year at public expense. Then, by dint of his own efforts and through the connections he forged, Habersham emerged as one of the colony's most influential and prosperous citizens, making his name as a planter, merchant, evangelist, and political leader. The third wealthiest person in the colony at the time of his death in 1775, Habersham had a public career that included service as the secretary of Georgia, president of the King's Council, and acting governor."
"But Habersham's story is more than biography. It also provides a window into colonial Georgia and its transformation from a struggling colony on the brink of collapse in the 1740s to a prosperous province in the 1770s, confident enough to defy the Crown."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-192) and index
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Subject Habersham, James, 1715-1775.
Merchants -- Georgia -- Biography.
Politicians -- Georgia -- Biography.
Slaveholders -- Georgia -- Biography.
Georgia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004014195
ISBN 0820343986 (electronic bk.)
9780820343983 (electronic bk.)