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No Liquor! No Slaves! No Lawyers! No Catholics!

When he founded Savannah, the capital of his newly chartered colony of Georgia, James Oglethorpe had some utopian ideas. His planned city would be built around four squares and four simple prohibitions. No rum. No slavery. No lawyers. No Papists. Oglethorpe’s vision for an idyllic society didn’t last long. Like any American kid up until […]