Buddy Sullivan - Coastal Georgia Historian/Lecturer, Researcher, Consultant

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New Sapelo Island History Book

Update on ongoing projects--
My new book, in preparation, on the history of Sapelo Island to be published by the University of Georgia Press in 2015, is proceeding ahead of schedule. Work is ongoing with new research, and new revelations. I am learning more about the island's history as I research and write the chapters of this book. There is a Table of Contents for the book as a separate link on this website for those interested in learning more about the format of the volume.
Highlights of the book will be the inclusion of a series of incredible full color photographs b y the eminent coastal Georgia photographer Ben Galland of St. Simons. If you are familiar with Jingle Davis's new book about St. Simons you will know just how good Ben is.
The text will be the most balanced and comprehensive account of Sapelo I have done when considering that almost half the book will be about the history of African Americans on Sapelo, particularly antebellum slavery, the development of the numerous island communities after the Civil War, and 20th century black history on Sapelo. Additionally, the book will entail what amounts to a "new" biography of Thomas Spalding of Sapelo with a lengthy chapter updating and expanding earlier material I have written about this unique individual.
This will be an over-sized book, worthy of "coffee-table" display for frequent browsing, reference, and sharing with anyone who is interested in Sapelo.
I am also continuing work on my book of essays, articles, and personal memoirs. It is closer to completion than the Sapelo volume, and will hopefully be published and available by the end of 2014. This book will be published, marketed and distributed by Amazon.com and will be the first of my books to be available in both print and Kindle versions.

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Gerald Sawyer on Friday, April 18, 2014 9:09 PM
I will be kind of interested in what you find out about the Sawyer family that owned Chocolate at one time.
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