Joseph E. Brown
One of the Borbon Triumvirate, was governor of Georgia from 1857 to 1865, and a U.S. Senator from 1880 to 1891
Alfred H. Colquitt
One of the Borbon Triumvirate, was a lawyer, preacher, soldier, Governor of Georgia and two term U.S. Senator from Georgia where he died in office. He served as an officer in the Confederate army, reaching the rank of major general.
John B. Gordon
Member of the Bourbon Triumvirate. A democrat. Governor of Georgia, served in the U.S. Senate, brought new industry into Georgia. Youngest of the three
they redeemed Georgia after Reconstruction.
the name given to three Georgia Democrats,--Joseph E. Brown, Alfred H. Colquitt, and John B. Gordon, wanted stronger economic ties with the North to expand the economy, wanted to keep southern traditions including white supremacy they all were governors
Rebecca Latimer Felton
She was a civic leader that supported women's suffrage and temperance as well as strongly disagree with the convict lease system. She was a leader in the suffrage and temperance, antialcohol, movements. Reformer who helped to end the influence of the Bourbon Triumvirate.
restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol
In 1874 won seat in Congress as an Indep. In 1878 & 1880 Emory Speer wins a seat as an Independent. In 1874, was elected to Congress.
convict lease system
1866; a system in Georgia after the Civil War in which prisoners were leased (hired out) to companies for their labor; companies were supposed to provide housing and food in exchange for labor. By 1879, injustices began to show up in the program. Prisoners were not cared for very well by the leasing companies; paid laborers lost out on the jobs the convicts did and therefore unemployment increased.
Henry W. Grady
Editor of the Atlanta Constitution, preached about economically diversified South with industries and small farms, and absent of the influence of the pre-war planter elite in the political world. Known as th "voice of the New South"
Dr. Gustavus Orr
father of Georgia public schools
Joel Chandler Harris
Author of Uncle Remus, which portrayed the slave society of the antebellum years as a harmonious world marketed by engaging dialect and close emotional bonds between the races.
concerned with perserving the land in the south as a place for living. , Wrote the Marshes of Glynn
separate by race or religion
Materials used to build and maintain ships, such as tar, pitch, rosin, and turpentine
a white clay used in the manufacture of paper and other products
Charles Henry Smith
a humorist who wrote for the Atlanta Constitution, his penn name was Bill Arp.
Originally a social organization between farmers, it developed into a political movement for government ownership of railroads. Later it became more political. A group that gave farmers a social setting in which to share information about crops and livestock.
A Farmers' organization founded in late 1870s; worked for lower railroad freight rates, lower interest rates, and a change in the governments tight money policy.
Georgia's period following its Reconstrution period. Time when the state struggled to overcome hardships that the Reconstruction brought to the state. The redeemers wanted to take back control of the state government.