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Title Slavery and freedom in Savannah / edited by Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry.

Publication Info. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The transatlantic slave trade comes to Georgia / James A. McMillin -- "The King of England's soldiers": armed blacks in Savannah and its hinterlands during the Revolutionary War era, 1778-1787 / Timothy Lockley -- At the intersection of cotton and commerce: antebellum Savannah and its slaves / Susan Eva O'Donovan -- To "venerate the spot" of "airy visions": slavery and the romantic conception of place in Mary Telfair's Savannah / Jeffrey Robert Young -- Slave life in Savannah: geographies of autonomy and control / Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry -- Free black life in Savannah / Janice L. Sumler-Edmond -- Wartime workers, moneymakers: Black labor in Civil War-era Savannah / Jacqueline Jones -- "We defy you!": politics and violence in reconstruction Savannah / Jonathan M. Bryant -- "The fighting has not been in vain": African American intellectuals in Jim Crow Savannah / Bobby J. Donaldson.
Summary Slavery and Freedom in Savannah is a richly illustrated, accessibly written book modeled on the very successful Slavery in New York, a volume Leslie M. Harris coedited with Ira Berlin. Here Harris and Daina Ramey Berry have collected a variety of perspectives on slavery, emancipation, and black life in Savannah from the city's founding to the early twentieth century. Written by leading historians of Savannah, Georgia, and the South, the volume includes a mix of longer thematic essays and shorter sidebars focusing on individual people, events, and places. The story of slavery in Savannah may s.
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Subject African Americans -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History.
Slavery -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History.
Antislavery movements -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Free African Americans -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History.
African Americans -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Social life and customs.
Savannah (Ga.) -- History.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Race relations.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Harris, Leslie M. (Leslie Maria), 1965-
Berry, Daina Ramey.
Other Form: Print version: Slavery and freedom in Savannah 9780820344096 (DLC) 2013026911 (OCoLC)853618650
ISBN 9780820347066 (electronic bk.)
082034706X (electronic bk.)