Subject Guide: Georgia Facts and History

Are you working on a Georgia project for school?  Do you need lots of facts and information about the population, land regions, history and symbols of Georgia?  You can find all that and more at the library!

Last updated: December 29, 2015

Databases

  • A gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.

  • Information on people, places, events, history, and other topics about the state of Georgia. The site includes articles and images on every aspect of the state and links to related Internet sites.

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  • Georgia: The Peach State
    by Karen Diane Haywood, Jessica Cohn, and Laura L. Sullivan

    This book explores the geography, history, people, government, and economy of the Peach State.

  • Georgia - Life in the Thirteen Colonies Series
    by Robin S. Doak

    Discover colonial Georgia, with full-color maps and illustrations.

  • Georgia: The Debtors Colony
    by Susan Sales Harkins and William H. Harkins

    The English colony of Georgia was the product of specific goals. First, England hoped to provide its most impoverished citizens opportunities for land and a new life. Second, the frontier needed a military buffer between Charles Town, the southernmost settlement, and the Spanish in Florida. Third, it certainly wouldn’t hurt if the Georgia settlers produced raw materials and goods to export to England.

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  • A Historical Album of Georgia
    by Charles A. Wills

    Historical Albums are illustrated accounts of the fifty American states. Beginning with the Native American civilizations in each of the territories, these books go on to cover European exploration and settlement, and early statehood. Richly illustrated with prints, photographs, documents and historical maps.

  • The World Book Encyclopedia

    Previous editions are recommended in Best Reference Books, Guide to Reference Books, and General Reference Books for Adults. Providing a readable yet detailed reference for students in middle and high school, as well as the general reader, this encyclopedia is updated annually and remains a fascinating read. 

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