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The Resource Slavery and freedom in Savannah, edited by Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry

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

Label
Slavery and freedom in Savannah
Title
Slavery and freedom in Savannah
Statement of responsibility
edited by Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 Diana 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 seem to be an outlier, given how strongly most people associate slavery with rural plantations. But as Harris, Berry, and the other contributors point out, urban slavery was central to the slave-based economy of North America. The system of slavery as experienced by African Americans and enforced by whites influenced the very shape of Savannah - the building of its infrastructure, the legal system created to support it, and the economic life of the city and its rural surroundings. Slavery and Freedom in Savannah restores the urban African American population and the urban context of slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation to their rightful places, and it deepens our understanding of the economic, social, and political fabric of the U.S. South. -- from cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3/6209758724
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F294.S2
LC item number
S58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harris, Leslie M.
  • Berry, Daina Ramey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slaves
  • Free African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Savannah (Ga.)
  • Savannah (Ga.)
  • Savannah (Ga.)
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • Free African Americans
  • Manners and customs
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Georgia
Label
Slavery and freedom in Savannah, edited by Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn853618650
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxi, 262 pages
Isbn
9780820344096
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • 1195866
  • (Sirsi) o853618650
  • (OCoLC)853618650
Label
Slavery and freedom in Savannah, edited by Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn853618650
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxi, 262 pages
Isbn
9780820344096
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • 1195866
  • (Sirsi) o853618650
  • (OCoLC)853618650

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