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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips

Noted Georgia Historian

Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
1. Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips Marker
Inscription. Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, historian, author, and teacher, was born Nov. 4, 1877, in or near LaGrange. He graduated from the University of Georgia and Columbia University, earning his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1902. His Ph.D. dissertation, Georgia and State Rights, published in 1902, won the Justin Winsor Prize presented by the American Historical Association.

Phillips devoted thirty-two years of his life to teaching at some of the foremost colleges and universities of the United States: the University of Wisconsin, 1902-1908; Tulane University, 1908-1911; the University of Michigan, 1911-1929; and Yale University, 1929-1934.

Particularly known for his study of the antebellum South, Phillips emphasized the social and economic aspects of this regionís development. Among his best known works are American Negro Slavery, 1918; Life and Labor in the Old South (for which he won a $2500 Little. Brown Prize), 1929; and The Course of the South to Secession, 1939. He was the first historian to make extensive use of original plantation records.

Phillips died Jan. 21, 1934, in New Haven. Conn. He is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown. N.Y.
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 141-15.)
Marker series.
Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
2. Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips Marker
Trees at the intersection can make the marker difficult to see
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 2.293′ N, 85° 2.477′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of Vernon Street (U.S. 29) and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Vernon Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30240, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bellevue (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); LaGrange College – 1831 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named LaGrange College – 1831 (approx. ľ mile away); Bellevue, Home of Sen. Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. ľ mile away); Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Troup County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Nancy Harts (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in LaGrange.
Also see . . .  Ulrich Bonnell Phillips from New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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