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Early Athens historian A.L. Hull
The following two books are important secondary sources for understanding 19th century life in Athens and on the campus of the University of Georgia. The writings reflect the values and biases of their authors and the period in which they were written, but they provide invaluable insight into the institution of slavery:
College Life in the Old South by E. Merton Coulter
First published in 1928, College Life in the Old South relates the early history of the University of Georgia from its founding in 1785 through the Reconstruction era. The link directs to a digital version of the 2009 paperback edition published by the University of Georgia Press.
Annals of Athens by Augustus Longstreet Hull
First published in 1906, Annals of Athens is easily the most throughout and authoritative history of 19th century Athens. A.L. incorporates his father Henry Hull's firsthand "Sketches of Athens" into the work.