Savannah in the Old South

Savannah in the Old South

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A brand new history for a grand old American city; This flowing, instantly engaging narrative tells the story of Savannah from the hopeful arrival of its first permanent English settlers in 1733 to the uncertainties faced by its Civil War survivors in 1865. Alongside the many women and men of European, African, and Native American heritage who helped shaped Savannah's first century and a half, Walter J. Fraser Jr. also shows how war, disease, market forces, fire, and other circumstances left their marks on the city and its people. Among other major developments in Savannah's history, Fraser recalls the hardships of its first residents; the depredations of the Revolutionary War; the relocation of Georgia's capital away from the city; the growth of commerce through railroads and steamships; the establishment of public institutions such as the Female Asylum for orphaned and abandoned girls, and the Poor House and Hospital; and the emergence of public education, a professional police force, and other elements of an urban infrastructure. More than any previous history of the city, Savannah in the Old South points out how whites and blacks, bondpeople and free men and women often interac
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2003.
ISBN: 9780820324364
0820324361
Call Number: 975.8724 FRASER
Characteristics: xiv, 423 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Subjects: Savannah (Ga.) -- Race relations.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Social conditions.
Savannah (Ga.) -- History.

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