Qty:1
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
James Habersham: Loyalty,... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by plumcircle
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Publisher overstock with possible minor shelfwear, remainder mark. Leaves our warehouse same or next business day. Most continental U.S. orders lead time 4-10 days. International - most countries 10-21 days, others 4 weeks.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

James Habersham: Loyalty, Politics, and Commerce in Colonial Georgia (Wormsloe Foundation Publications) Hardcover – February 14, 2005


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$46.95
$41.15 $7.89

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Check out The Amazon Book Review, our editors' fresh new blog featuring interviews with authors, book reviews, quirky essays on book trends, and regular columns by our editors. Explore now
$46.95 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Wormsloe Foundation Publications
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: A Wormsloe Foundation Publication (February 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820325392
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820325392
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,305,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"There are many historical figures that have deservedly been neglected by history and historians; James Habersham is not one. He deserves to be rescued and to be put in the center of colonial Georgia, where he was when he lived. Frank Lambert sheds light on the workings of colonial mercantile culture and how a merchant class grew from a decidedly uncommercial colonial experiment. It is a pleasure to see this book and it is my hope that it marks a revival in scholarship of this early period."--Harvey H. Jackson III, Jacksonville State University


"Lambert adroitly links [it] all together, sketching the details of Habersham's life while using broad strokes to show its connection to larger men and events. . . . No account of early Georgia is complete without a portrayal of James Habersham."--Chuck Mobley, Savannah Morning News


"Fills a significant gap in the history of Colonial Georgia."--Choice


"Lambert's book is impressive . . . a good story [that] effectively interweaves Habersham's activities into the larger context of the Atlantic world."--American Historical Review


"Lambert presents a thoroughly satisfying biography of one of Georgia’s founding figures."--Georgia Historical Quarterly


“Habersham’s importance in the commercial and political development of Georgia merits an in-depth study, and Lambert has produced a solid and very readable biography."--Journal of American History


“Lambert’s masterful study of James Habersham (1715-1775) is a long-overdue assessment of one of colonial Georgia’s principle tidewater grandees . . . Admirably organized and lucidly written, James Habersham does ample justice to its subject and richly details the era and the world in which he moved. This is impeccable life-writing, vivid, judicious, and balanced"--Journal of Southern History


"A valuable addition to this field, and shares many of the strengths and a few of the weaknesses of the genre . . . rich absorbing, and significant . . . a concise and engaging overview of Habersham's life and times, which will provide scholars with valuable ammunition for further debating."--H-Net

From the Publisher

The first biography of a remarkable figure in early Georgia

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a must read for any serious student of Colonial America. I have read earlier works on James Habersham because I am a descendant of his through his son also named James. This work, however, provided me with a rich historical context in which his interaction with his peers was fully explained and played out. The "names" from history came alive. It gave me an understanding of that era that all other books had failed to convey. Of particular interest was how business was conducted across the Atlantic. Apparently aside from finding honest partners the key was the use of the written documents: those merchants who could be absolutely clear about what their remote partners should do/not do thrived while the rest withered. The book also explained James Habersham's switch on slavery in Georgia. South Carolina had it, but Georgia did not. Habersham analyzed the feeble economy of the Georgia colony and said that it was sick and would die were slavery not introduced. It was and he and his family thrived until the Civil War. History is what it is.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
James Habersham: Loyalty, Politics, and Commerce in Colonial Georgia (Wormsloe Foundation Publications)
This item: James Habersham: Loyalty, Politics, and Commerce in Colonial Georgia (Wormsloe Foundation Publications)
Price: $46.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com