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Generally economics is the study of how individuals, businesses, and governments fulfill their needs and wants with scarce resources. Economics includes the activities of businesses, the budgets of governments, and the spending decisions of individuals and households.

A Tour of the Underground Railroad

Savannah tour guide Ogbanna explains the Underground Railroad and the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, established in 1773. Murry Dorty of the Coastal Heritage Society explains how songs...

Atlanta's History Through the Eyes of a Pig

Sue Ellen Mears, with the DeKalb Historical Society, comments on Atlanta's change from rural to urban through the lens of Bill Suits, owner of A ta Z Salvage in Decatur, who wished to bring Rufus...

Before There Were Child Labor Laws

Professor John Lupold of Columbus College describes the forces leading to the urbanization of Georgia, while retired textile mill workers Lee Manly, Jeannette Scales, and Charlie Stafford explain...

Coming of Age in the 1950s

Today’s teen is twice as likely to get a job as a teenager in the 1950s. Back then young people were primarily concerned with school, sports, and having fun. Sprayberry High School Principal Paul...

Daily Life in Colonial Georgia

The first English colonists faced a wilderness plagued by insects, heat, and disease. Of the original 144 colonists, nearly one in three died. Wormsloe Plantation near Savannah presents a...

Dalton, Georgia: Carpet Capital of America

Today, 75% of the world’s carpets and rugs are produced in Dalton, Georgia. Historians explain the humble origins of the tufted bedspread in 1893 and the rise of Bedspread Alley on Highway 41. ...

Dreams Never Realized: The Strike of 1914-15

Historians discuss the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill Strike of 1914, in which 500 of 1300 workers challenged the management of the company for their grueling practices. 

From River to Rail: Georgia's Transportation History

In the early 1800s there were no reliable means of transportation. Waterways were the easiest routes and most of Georgia’s larger cities grew up along rivers. Michelle Gillespie at Agnes Scott...

Georgia International Trade: Naval Stores

Kirk Johnston, a Charles Town Landing State Park reenactor, discusses a replica 17th century sailing vessel and describes how saltwater, wind, and sun took a toll on wooden ships. In the late...

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