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Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community, students will discover why this British settlement was built and how it functioned as Great Britain and Spain each struggled to control land from Charleston to St. Augustine. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Frederica National Monument is a unit of the National Park System. The park's Web pages include visitor information, a brief history of what happened at Frederica, and activities to learn what it was like for children of all ages during colonial times.

National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary:
Along the Georgia-Florida Coast

The National Register of Historic Places' on-line travel itinerary, Along the Georgia-Florida Coast explores the history of the Georgia and Florida coastline. Included on the itinerary is further information on Fort Frederica National Monument, and a history of colonial Georgia and Florida.

National Park Service: The Golden Crescent--
Crossroads of Florida and Georgia

The National Park Service Southeast Region produced the Golden Crescent feature to reveal the tumultuous history and prehistory of coastal Florida and Georgia. Included on the site are numerous histories on cultural themes such as "Coastal Defenses" and "Clash of Colonial Empires." Other valuable features on the site are detailed maps to accompany the essays.

Library of Congress: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Collection
Search the HABS/HAER collection for detailed drawings, pictures, and documentation from their survey of Fort Frederica. HABS/HAER is a division of the National Park Service.

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Charter of Georgia: 1732

The Avalon Project is a collection of digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Included in their pre-18th-century collection is the Charter of Georgia. This document provides a better understanding of how and why Georgia became a colony.

The University of Akron Law Review: Five Hundred Years of English Poor Laws, 1349-1834: Regulating the Working and Nonworking Poor
This review of the English Poor Laws provides a better understanding of the living and working conditions of an over-populated and depressed England during the time of Georgia's charter.


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