Georgia's boundaries are more than mere lines on a map. They reflect centuries of wars and treaties, political maneuvering and litigation, heroic actions and human error. From the arrival of Europeans in the New World through legislative resolutions in 2008, this book recounts the landmarks, events and people that have shaped present-day Georgia. "Dr. Morton has written a well-researched account of the development of the colony and state of Georgia with particular focus on how its boundaries were determined and measured. His attention to detail provides hitherto little-known facts presented in a straightforward manner. This book will be useful to scholars as well as lay readers interested in what could be a mundane topic, brought to life with personalities and anecdotes. He also discusses the legal activity involving Georgia's boundaries for the past two centuries, including the recent brouhaha with Tennessee prompted by the drought. I highly recommend this informative and enjoyable book. Jamil Zainaldin, president, Georgia Humanities Council TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Maps & Illustrations Introduction I: Setting the Stage Important Dates I II: Georgia, the Thirteenth Colony Important Dates II III: The Birth of a State and a Nation Important Dates III IV: Defining Georgia Important Dates IV V: Georgia's Boundary Disputes Important Dates V Epilogue About the Author Acknowledgements Bibliography Index.