The Fall of an Earl

By Jeannette Holland Austin


The colonization of Georgia had its pitfalls. After losing a dear artist friend to smallpox after he was cast into prison for non-payment of debts, James Edward Oglethorpe joined a group of 22 entrepreneaurs who sought to create a silk industry in the new colony. Oglethorpe gave himself as colonizer and militiary general, a task which required f…

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