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Slavery and freedom in Savannah

Author: Leslie M Harris; Daina Ramey Berry
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2013.
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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,  Read more...
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Slavery and freedom in Savannah
(DLC) 2013026911
(OCoLC)853618650
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie M Harris; Daina Ramey Berry
ISBN: 9780820347066 082034706X
OCLC Number: 873805918
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Responsibility: edited by Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry.

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