Additional Oglethorpe Resources

Teacher Guide

James Oglethorpe Teacher Guide

Suggested Readings

Baine, Rodney M., and Williams Mary E. “Oglethorpe’s Missing Years.” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 69, no. 2 (1985): 193-210.

Boyd, Kenneth W., and Carroll Proctor Scruggs. Georgia Historical Markers: Coastal Counties. Atlanta, GA: Cherokee Pub., 1991.

Cate, Margaret Davis. Early Days of Coastal Georgia. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1955.

Cashin, Edward J. “Glimpses of Oglethorpe in Boswell’s Life of Johnson.” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 88, no. 3 (2004): 398-405.

Dick, Susan E., and Mandi Dale. Johnson. Savannah, 1733 to 2000: Photographs from the Collection of the Georgia Historical Society. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2001.

Inscoe, John, ed. James Edward Oglethorpe: New Perspectives on His Life and Legacy. Savannah: Georgia Historical Society, 1997.

Jackson, Harvey H., and Phinizy Spalding, ed. Forty Years of Diversity: Essays on Colonial Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1984.

Lane, Mills. Georgia: History Written by Those Who Lived It. Savannah, GA: Beehive Foundation, 1995.

Lannen, Andrew C. “James Oglethorpe and the Civil-Military Contest for Authority in Colonial Georgia, 1732-1749.” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 95, no. 2 (2011): 203-31.

Morrison, Mary Lane. Historic Savannah: Survey of Significant Buildings in the Historic and Victorian Districts of Savannah, Georgia.

Ready, Milton. “The Georgia Trustees and the Malcontents: The Politics of Philanthropy.” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 60, no. 3 (1976): 264-81.

Spalding, Phinizy. “Myths and the Man: James Edward Oglethorpe.” The Georgia Review 28, no. 1 (Spring 1974): 52-57.

Sweet, Julie Anne. Negotiating for Georgia: British-Creek Relations in the Trustee Era, 1733-1752. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005.

Sweet, Julie Anne. “Oglethorpe on America: Georgia’s Founder’s Thoughts on Independence.” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 95, no. 1 (2011): 1-20.

Sweet, Julie Anne. “’These Difficulties…rather animate than daunt me’: James Oglethorpe as a Leader.” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 99, no. 3 (2015)131-155.

Temple, Sarah Blackwell Gober., and Kenneth Coleman. Georgia Journeys. 1961.

Vaeth, J. Gordon. The Man Who Founded Georgia. New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1968.

Wilkins, Thomas Hart. “James Edward Oglethorpe: South Carolina Slaveholder?” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 88, no. 1 (2004): 85-94.

Suggested Online Resources

Cashin, Edward J. “Trustee Georgia, 1732-1752.” New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Georgia Trustees Since 2009

Jackson, Edwin L.. “James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785).” New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Sullivan, Buddy . “Savannah.” New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Sweet, Julie A. “Battle of Bloody Marsh.” New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Sweet, Julie A. “Tomochichi (ca. 1644-1739).” New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Three Centuries of Georgia History Online Exhibit: 18th Century