History community to host a series of speeches

The Golden Islands are full of history and loved ones. Despite the many myths and symbols, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society (CGHS) is also pleased to present a collection of programs that explore local history and beyond our borders. This year’s Chautauqua Lecture Series presents both.

Named Eden to the Empire, the series focuses on how conflicting concepts in the early 19th century shaped America’s future. At that time, many people thought of it as a paradise with endless natural resources. At the same time, he realized that the development of these resources could make the country an economic force.

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society Lecture Series offers four sessions with some of the most eminent scholars on how these ideas shaped the country and opened the American way.

This year’s collection of speakers and topics for Mimi Rogers, Community Supervisor, is particularly exciting.

“We are thrilled to bring this incredible group of speakers to the coast of Georgia. They have written books that have greatly enriched our understanding of the early decades of America. ”

There have been two nominees for the Pitzer Prize in history, and today our personal speaker, Clay Jenkinson, won the National Humanitarian Award.

It consists of four virtual presentations, the first two of which have the option of being present in person.

The imaginary presentations will be broadcast on Thursday at 6 p.m., starting tonight, then continuing August 19, September 2 and September 9, and ending on August 26.

The live performances will be held at St. Simon’s Presbyterian Church, which will accommodate 400 people and allow for social unrest.

The series costs $ 50 for CGHS members and $ 95 for non-CGHS members. To register, visit coastalgeorgiahistory.org and select a “virtual” or “virtual and in-person” ticket. Registration closes at 5pm on Thursday and a link will be sent.

For more information, call Lay Ann Stroud at 912-634-7095.

For details on the program, read

August 12, “Empire for Freedom – View from Thomas Jefferson Monteselo.” For the opening session, humanist Clay Jenkinson shares a fascinating portrait of Thomas Jefferson and his commitment to American gardening and agricultural ideas. He also discusses Jefferson’s commitment to expanding the nation’s boundaries to the west. Winner of the National Humanitarian Award, Jenkinson is the author of “Thomas Jefferson Time”, a national radio program and author of several books on famous Americans. He has appeared in four Ken Burns documentaries on American history.

August 19 “Isabella and James Hamilton, St. Simon’s merchant family, Charleston and London.” Jennifer Goloboy, a business partner of John Cooper at Canon Point Farm, and owner of the Hamilton plant at Gascog Bluff, share a close view of St. Simon’s Island. Hamilton, on the other hand, lived mainly in Charleston and Philadelphia. In his extensive research and in his book, The emergence of middle-class culture in Charleston and the Middle Ages, Goloboy paints a comprehensive picture of Hamilton and his time. In addition to being a Goloboy author, he earned a PhD. History of American Civilization from Harvard University and Editor of “Industrial Revolution – People and Perspectives.”

• September 2 “America is like Eden”Victoria Johnson recounts the life of Dr. David Hosk, one of America’s most renowned physicians and herbalists. Although known as Alexander Hamilton, a physician who was shot dead by Aaron Burr, Hosk was also a pioneering botanist and established the country’s first garden in New York City. But Hosk’s influence shifted to Georgia. Lewis and John Iton Lekonte, who owned Woodmanston Plantation near Midway, were students. Louis himself became a medical doctor, and they both loved plants.

Johnson is a professor of urban policy and planning at Hunter College in New York City. She holds a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Their book, American Eden, In 2019, he was the final nominee for the National Book Award and the Literature Award.

• September 9 “Cotton State, International History” In the final session, Sven Baker, professor of history at Harvard University, explores Georgia’s position in the world economy. Based on the same article, Baker focuses on the history of cotton production in the first half of the 19th century. Slavery.

Baker’s focus is on 19th-century America, with a focus on the history of capitalism. He is a history professor who visited Harvard Business School.

His book, The Cotton Empire, won the Bancroft Prize and was the finalist in the history of the 2015 Ul Liter Award.


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