In A Short History of Georgia (Chapel Hill, 1933), Dr. E. Merton Coulter offers a well balanced, eminently readable survey of Georgia history. The chief authorities on Eighteenth Century Georgia are William B. Stevens ( A History of Georgia, 2 v., N.Y., 1847) and Charles C. Jones ( The History of Georgia, 2 v., Boston, 1883). Jones' study is scholarly, detailed, and of superior literary style, but lacks the synthesis of Stevens' work. Captain Hugh M'Call History of Georgia provides valuable information relative to the Revolution and is of particular interest from the early date of its publication (v. I, 1811; v. II, 1816). Dr. Amos Aschbach Ettinger James Edward Oglethorpe: Imperial Idealist ( Oxford, 1936) is a brilliant biography, copiously supplied with references to sources. Dr. James Ross McCain's Georgia as a Proprietary Province ( Boston, 1917) presents an objective study of that period with special emphasis upon the political institutions. The Georgia Historical Quarterly maintains a high level of scholarship and has published numerous articles of distinct merit, among them the series by Dr. Percy Scott Flippin on The Royal Government in Georgia ( March, 1924-June, 1929). Dr. R. P. Brooks provides "A Preliminary Bibliography of Georgia History" in Bulletin X, No. 10A, of the University of Georgia. The chief printed sources for Georgia's Eighteenth Century history are The Colonial Records of Georgia ( 26 vol.) and The Revolutionary Records of Georgia ( 3 vol.), both edited by former Governor Allen D. Candler. The bibliography given below is designed to be serviceable rather than complete.
The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, compiled and published under authority of the General Assembly by Allen D. Candler. Atlanta, 1904- 1913.