Georgia: The Debtors Colony

Georgia: The Debtors Colony

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It was one of the most auspicious and ambitious colonial plans. Unfortunately, the well-meaning and charitable Trustees didn t really know what they were doing. They chose crops that wouldn t grow in the Georgia climate and soil. They prohibited slaves, and while that decision was progressive for those times, it put the settlers at an economic disadvantage. They simply couldn t compete with the other colonies for new settlers and continued financing. Georgia wasn t a failure, but its settlers worked harder than any others to survive.

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