From the end of WWII to the present day, Georgia is surveyed according to its role in the Cold War and the Civil Rights movement, along with the state’s political and economic modernization and growth.
Chapter 19: Georgia Moves Into the Modern Era
Chapter 20: The Civil Rights Movement
Chapter 21: Georgia’s New Place in the Sun
Chapter 22: Georgia’s Cultural Heritage
Allen Padgett from the Department of Natural Resources leads a group of students into a cave in Cloudland Canyon in the Appalachian Plateau of northwest Georgia. Along the way he describes how caves and valleys in north Georgia were formed by the forces of nature lifting up massive rocks to create mountains with pockets underneath.
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From the earliest days when Hernando de Soto crossed into Georgia during his expedition across southeastern North America to the creation of the United States as a new nation, Georgia was the stage for the encounter between indigenous peoples and new European settlers. The histories and traditions of Georgia’s native American groups are deep and diverse. Georgia’s settlement period brought new economies and new challenges to the colonial outpost eventually setting up a conflict between loyalist and patriot Georgians over their relationship with Great Britain. Out of the crisis of revolution the state of Georgia was born, with growing cities and institutions.