Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier (Cambridge Studies on the American South)
Cambridge University Press, 6/4/2015
EAN 9781107063280, ISBN10: 1107063280
Hardcover, 332 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
This book tells the story of Ebenezer, a frontier community in colonial Georgia founded by a mountain community fleeing religious persecution in its native Salzburg. This study traces the lives of the settlers from the alpine world they left behind to their struggle for survival on the southern frontier of British America. Exploring their encounters with African and indigenous peoples with whom they had had no previous contact, this book examines their initial opposition to slavery and why they ultimately embraced it. Transatlantic in scope, this study will interest readers of European and American history alike.
Part I. From the Old World to the New
1. The alpine world of Thomas Geschwandel
3. From Salzburg to Savannah
Part II. Ebenezer
4. The making of a Pietist Utopia
5. Governing Ebenezer
the early years
6. Ebenezer and the struggle over slavery
7. After slavery
Ebenezer is no more.