Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War

Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War

by Jacqueline Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 1400078164

ISBN-13: 9781400078165

Pub. Date: 11/03/2009

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

In this masterful portrait of life in Savannah before, during, and after the Civil War, prize-winning historian Jacqueline Jones transports readers to the balmy, raucous streets of that fabled Southern port city. Here is a subtle and rich social history that weaves together stories of the everyday lives of blacks and whites, rich and poor, men and women from all walks…  See more details below

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In this masterful portrait of life in Savannah before, during, and after the Civil War, prize-winning historian Jacqueline Jones transports readers to the balmy, raucous streets of that fabled Southern port city. Here is a subtle and rich social history that weaves together stories of the everyday lives of blacks and whites, rich and poor, men and women from all walks of life confronting the transformations that would alter their city forever. Deeply researched and vividly written, Saving Savannah is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the Civil War years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400078165
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Series:
Vintage Civil War Library Series
Pages:
546
Sales rank:
613,143
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps

Map of Savannah, Civil War Era

Antebellum

Prologue: I Am in the Hands of Kidnappers 3

Ch. 1 Sell and Buy and Sell and Buy 25

Ch. 2 Our Common Master in Heaven 51

Ch. 3 A Demon Ready with Knife and Torch 71

Ch. 4 Let's See Her Face 97

In Bello

Ch. 5 An Abiding Hope in Every Breast 117

Ch. 6 As Traitors, They Go Over to the Enemy 140

Ch. 7 Are We Free? 164

Ch. 8 We Have Dyed the Ground with Blood 186

Postbellum

Ch. 9 The Way We Can Best Take Care of Ourselves 213

Ch. 10 For I Have a Great Deal to Do 233

Ch. 11 A Dream of the Past 259

Ch. 12 To Have a Big Meeting, a Big Shooting, or Big Blood 282

Ch. 13 The Present Deranged System of Labor 302

Ch. 14 You Will See Them Studying 327

Ch. 15 I Came to Do My Own Work 346

Ch. 16 When You Leave Set Fire to All the Houses 369

Epilogue: Those Peaceful, Powerful Weapons 387

Appendices 411

Notes 419

Selected Bibliography 471

Index 495

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