The Georgia Historical Quarterly

The Georgia Historical Quarterly is one of the premier state historical journals in the United States, published quarterly by the Georgia Historical Society. TheQuarterly features the finest scholarly articles on Georgia history, book reviews covering all aspects of southern and Georgia history, edited primary sources, oral histories, and essays by and about contemporary history-makers.

The Georgia Historical Society has published the Quarterly continuously since 1917. Its scholarly excellence has been recognized by the governor of Georgia with a Governor’s Award in the Humanities.

The Georgia Historical Quarterly is received by all members of the Georgia Historical Society, as well as almost 1,000 university, college, and public libraries, historical societies, and other educational and governmental institutions.

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For information on submissions to The Georgia Historical Quarterly, please contact:

Dr. Glenn McNair
Kenyon College
99 College Park Street
Gambier, Ohio 43022

Inquiries about book reviews should be sent to:

Dr. Stan Deaton
Georgia Historical Society
104 W. Gaston Street
Savannah GA 31401

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Volume CII, No. 1

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  • John Penrose: A Success Story in Early Georgia
    by Julie Anne Sweet
  • A Rousing Sentiment for Good Roads: The Spectacles of Atlanta’s 1909 Automobile Week
    by Brian Ingrassia

Notes and Documents

  • “A Church Shall be Called the First African Baptist Church of St. Catherine’s”: The 1843 Founding Covenant of Sea Island Congregation
    by John Saillant

Annual Report

  • Annual Report for 2017
    by W. Todd Groce

To view summaries of older issues of GHQ, visit the Georgia Historical Quarterly Archive.


Glenn McNair, Kenyon College
Dr. William T. Moore Distinguished Editor of the Georgia Historical Quarterly

Managing Editor

Stan Deaton, Georgia Historical Society

Book Review Editor

John Inscoe, University of Georgia
Albert B. Saye Professor of History
University Professor

Brendan Crellin, Layout and Design, The Georgia Historical Society

Georgia Historical Quarterly design by Left Brain Right

Board of Editors

Stephen Berry, University of Georgia
Chris Curtis, Georgia Southern University
Glenn Eskew, Georgia State University
Andrew Frank, Florida State University
Sarah Gardner, Mercer University
Elna Green, Augusta University
Talitha LeFlouria, University of Virginia
Laura McCarty, Georgia Humanities Council

Full Page: $300/ 1 issue, $250 each/ 4 issues
Half Page: $175/ 1 issue, $150 each/ 4 issues
Inside Back Cover: $750
Back Cover: $1000

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To view summaries of older issues of GHQ, visit the Georgia Historical Quarterly Archive.