Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

“From Quiet Woods to Tide Kissed Shore:” Searching for the Colonial Port of Sunbury, Georgia
by Dilk, Stephen D., M.A., East Carolina University, 2012, 193; 1510490
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis chronicles efforts to examine a unique colonial waterfront complex in Sunbury, Georgia comprised of four distinct colonial wharf sites. To carry out an explanation of these features and Sunbury's overall land-water interface, this thesis utilizes Immanuel Wallerstein's World-Systems Theory in conjunction with extensive historical research and archaeological survey. The project's primary aim will be to identify novel aspects of Sunbury's economy and society through archaeology. Secondary goals include an investigation into the port's role locally and abroad. A corollary to this aim will be to connect the lifespan of the wharf sites to larger forces affecting the town.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Richards, Nathan
Commitee: Dudley, Wade, Harris, Lynn, McCabe, Christopher
School: East Carolina University
Department: History
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Archaeology, American history
Keywords: Colonial history, Georgia, Maritime archaeology, Port studies, Wharves
Publication Number: 1510490
ISBN: 9781267338945
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