Georgia

If you live in Georgia or visit often, then the chances are pretty good that you already know a thing or two about the Peach State. You might know that it was once home to notorious pirate Edward “Blackbeard” Teach, or that the second oldest city in the entire nation is in Georgia. You might be aware that its official state fish is the largemouth bass, or that the state was named for King George II of England.

However, unless you’ve adopted the habit of regularly reading local interest literature, there’s still much to learn. Generalized history books can give you a rough outline of Georgia’s rich backstory, but only regional history can fill in many of the lesser-known details.

A Wealth of New Information to Explore

A given state’s history involves so much more than simply its place on the national scale. It’s also about the stories of each town, community, neighborhood, and citizen that’s contributed to that state’s culture and legacy. Local interest books can introduce you to many of these on a fascinating new level.

Discover the amazing stories behind each of Georgia’s beautiful historic lighthouses. Explore the history of Augusta with beautiful collections of vintage postcards. Learn about the rich legacy of baseball in Atlanta. Find out what it was like to be an African-American living in Atlanta during the Roaring Twenties. These are sides of Georgia you’ve likely never seen, but will be grateful to know all the same.

Explore Regional History with Arcadia

When it comes to quality regional history that shines a much deserved spotlight on the people, neighborhoods, and communities that have cultivated the American landscape, you can’t beat Arcadia Publishing’s comprehensive catalog.

Learn more about your own hometown or study up on favorite topics as they relate to places all over America. Explore historic collections of photos and marvel at intimate personal accounts of historic events. With Arcadia in your corner, the limit to the amount of history you may wish to devour is entirely up to you.

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