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Island passages : an illustrated history of Jekyll Island, Georgia

Author: Jingle Davis; Benjamin Galland
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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"Written in a lively, accessible style by Jingle Davis and lavishly illustrated with photographs by Benjamin Galland, Island Passages is a solid work of public history that presents a carefully researched document of Jekyll Island, Georgia, from its geologic beginning as a shifting sand spit to its present-day ownership by the state of Georgia. While many books have been published about Jekyll, most focus on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jingle Davis; Benjamin Galland
ISBN: 9780820348698 0820348694
OCLC Number: 922631011
Description: xvi, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 x 27 cm
Contents: The nature of Jekyll (from c. 50,000 years ago) --
St. Andrews Sound --
Jekyll natives and newcomers (c. 12,000 years ago to 1735) --
The island refuge --
The struggle for Jekyll (1736-1800) --
Christophe Anne Poulain du Bignon --
Jekyll's French accent (1801-1857) --
The last American slave ship --
From Africa to Jekyll (1858-1885) --
From riches to ruin to riches --
The Jekyll Island Club (1886-1947) --
Thompson's white elephant --
Jekyll Island State Park (1948-1986) --
The turnaround begins --
Jekyll then and now (1987-present) --
Afterword: The ghosts of a Golden Isle.
Responsibility: Jingle Davis ; photographs by Benjamin Galland.

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