Photographs by Benjamin Galland
Cumberland Island: Footsteps in Time is the first book about the island that offers readers a complete history of the island combined with stunning photography and historical images. Richly illustrated with more than 250 color and black-and-white photographs, it is a comprehensive history, from native occupation to the present. Author Stephen Doster takes the reader on a chronological journey, outlining the key events and influential inhabitants that have left their mark on this stretch of Georgia's coast.
Each chapter focuses on a specific era: indigenous occupation; Spanish occupation; English occupation; the colonial period and War of 1812; the planter era and Civil War; the Gilded Age; north-end settlements and hotels; and the creation of a protected national seashore.
Read more from the University of Georgia Catalog (pages 12-13) about this book here.
See the Atlanta Journal-Constitution book review and/or illustrated review (pdf).
See Coastal Georgia Historical Society Zoom presentation which includes a slideshow of Ben Galland's photographs.
Winner 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Award
Missing Chapter 10! Chapter 10, personal accounts of longtime Cumberland Island residents, was not included in the final published material. But you can view this chapter here.
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