LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips
Noted Georgia Historian
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 region’s 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. 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. Touch 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. ¼ mile away); Bellevue, Home of Sen. Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. ¼ 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Notable Persons •
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