Download or read book Savannah's Midnight Hour PDF or another Format written by Lisa L. Denmark and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2019 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Savannah's Midnight Hour argues that Savannah's development is best understood within the larger history of municipal finance, public policy, and judicial readjustment in an urbanizing nation. In providing such context, Lisa Denmark adds constructive complexity to the conventional Old South/New South dichotomous narrative, in which the politics of slavery, secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction dominate the analysis of economic development. Denmark shows us that Savannah's fiscal experience in the antebellum and postbellum years, while exhibiting some distinctively southern characteristics, also echoes a larger national experience. Her broad account of municipal decision making about improvement investment throughout the nineteenth century offers a more nuanced look at the continuity and change of policies in this pivotal urban setting. Beginning in the 1820s and continuing into the 1870s, Savannah's resourceful government leaders acted enthusiastically and aggressively to establish transportation links and to construct a modern infrastructure. Taking the long view of financial risk, the city/municipal government invested in an ever-widening array of projects--canals, railroads, harbor improvement, drainage-- because of their potential to stimulate the city's economy. Denmark examines how this ideology of over-optimistic risk-taking, rooted firmly in the antebellum period, persisted after the Civil War and eventually brought the city to the brink of bankruptcy. The struggle to strike the right balance between using public policy and public money to promote economic development while, at the same time, trying to maintain a sound fiscal footing is a question governments still struggle with today.
Download or read book Savannah in the New South PDF or another Format written by Walter J. Fraser, Jr. and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2018-03-08 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Savannah in the New South: From the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century, by Walter J. Fraser, Jr., traces the city's evolution from the pivotal period immediately after the Civil War to the present. When the war ended, Savannah was nearly bankrupt; today it is a thriving port city and tourist center. This work continues the tale of Savannah that Fraser began in his previous book, Savannah in the Old South, by examining the city's complicated, sometimes turbulent development. The chronology begins by describing the racial and economic tensions the city experienced following the Civil War. A pattern of oppression of freed people by Savannah's white civic-commercial elite was soon established. However, as the book demonstrates, slavery and discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and voter suppression galvanized the African American community, which in turn used protests, boycotts, demonstrations, the ballot box, the pulpit—and sometimes violence—to gain rights long denied. As this fresh, detailed history of Savannah shows, economic instability, political discord, racial tension, weather events, wealth disparity, gang violence, and a reluctance to help the police continue to challenge and shape the city. Nonetheless Savannah appears to be on course for a period of prosperity, bolstered by a thriving port, a strong, growing African American community, robust tourism, and the economic and historical contributions of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Fraser's Savannah in the New South presents a sophisticated consideration of an important, vibrant southern metropolis.
Download or read book Slavery and Freedom in Savannah PDF or another Format written by Leslie M. Harris and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2014-02-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 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 instrumental to the slave-based economy of North America. Ports like Savannah served as both an entry point for slaves and as a point of departure for goods produced by slave labor in the hinterlands. Moreover, Savannah's connection to slavery was not simply abstract. The system of slavery as experienced by African Americans and enforced by whites influenced the very shape of the city, including 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, Civil War, and emancipation to its rightful place, and it deepens our understanding of the economic, social, and political fabric of the U.S. South. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. This volume is published in cooperation with Savannah's Telfair Museum and draws upon its expertise and collections, including Telfair's Owens-Thomas House. As part of their ongoing efforts to document the lives and labors of the African Americans--enslaved and free--who built and worked at the house, this volume also explores the Owens, Thomas, and Telfair families and the ways in which their ownership of slaves was foundational to their wealth and worldview.
Download or read book S. S. Savannah, the Elegant Steam Ship PDF or another Format written by Frank O. Braynard and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2008-12-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the story of a ship and her pioneer master, Moses Rogers, who had the idea of making the first transatlantic voyage in a steam-propelled vessel. His "laudable and meritorious experiment" marked one of the world's maritime epochs. The conception and building of the S. S. Savannah was guided by the engineering genius of Captain Rogers who, with Robert Fulton, was a leading exponent of steam in his day. The momentous voyage began in Savannah, Georgia, in 1819, and took the courageous crew to England, Sweden, and Russia. These were the elegant steam ship's times of triumph. Yet she also had moments of pathos, from the first doubts and fears of a public that dubbed her a "steam coffin" to that sad day when a Washington newspaper said her engine could be removed for only $200, leaving her "just as good" as any other ship. The previously untold story of the first steam-powered vessel to cross the Atlantic is written in a scholarly, well-documented fashion, yet with the color, imagination, and humor of the men who lived it.
Download or read book Johnny Mercer PDF or another Format written by Glenn T. Eskew and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2013-11-15 with total page 521 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer (1909–76) remained in the forefront of American popular music from the 1930s through the 1960s, writing over a thousand songs, collaborating with all the great popular composers and jazz musicians of his day, working in Hollywood and on Broadway, and as cofounder of Capitol Records, helping to promote the careers of Nat “King” Cole, Margaret Whiting, Peggy Lee, and many other singers. Mercer’s songs—sung by Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, and scores of other performers—are canonical parts of the great American songbook. Four of his songs received Academy Awards: “Moon River,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe,” and “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.” Mercer standards such as “Hooray for Hollywood” and “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” remain in the popular imagination. Exhaustively researched, Glenn T. Eskew’s biography improves upon earlier popular treatments of the Savannah, Georgia–born songwriter to produce a sophisticated, insightful, evenhanded examination of one of America’s most popular and successful chart-toppers. Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World provides a compelling chronological narrative that places Mercer within a larger framework of diaspora entertainers who spread a southern multiracial culture across the nation and around the world. Eskew contends that Mercer and much of his music remained rooted in his native South, being deeply influenced by the folk music of coastal Georgia and the blues and jazz recordings made by black and white musicians. At Capitol Records, Mercer helped redirect American popular music by commodifying these formerly distinctive regional sounds into popular music. When rock ’n’ roll diminished opportunities at home, Mercer looked abroad, collaborating with international composers to create transnational songs. At heart, Eskew says, Mercer was a jazz musician rather than a Tin Pan Alley lyricist, and the interpenetration of jazz and popular song that he created expressed elements of his southern heritage that made his work distinctive and consistently kept his music before an approving audience.
Download or read book Fodor's In Focus Savannah PDF or another Format written by Fodor's Travel Guides and published by Fodor's Travel. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Ready to experience Savannah? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s InFocus Savannah travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Savannah, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to learn haunted history during a ghost tour, take a river boat cruise, or taste locally-made beer, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. Fodor’s InFocus Savannah includes: ● AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Savannah. ● SPECTACULAR FEATURES throughout, including special features on the best Savannah barbecue, Gullah culture, and family-friendly activities. ● ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. ● DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. ● EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste. ● TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. ● LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours. ● HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. ● NIGHTLIFE TIPS – how to best enjoy Savannah by night, from best evenings for a night out to street etiquette. ● COVERS: Hilton Head, the Lowcountry, Tybee Island, Savannah’s Historic District, the Bonaventure Cemetery, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on seeing more of the region? Check out Fodor’s In Focus Charleston, Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia, and Fodor's Florida.
Download or read book Springtime in Savannah PDF or another Format written by Gail Ann Warner and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2012-04-11 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Readers are invited to follow old brick walkways, cobblestone streets in a contemporary setting. No place is lovelier than Savannah, and it’s the perfect setting for Jonathan Rayburn to meet Keri McGuire, an exceptional beauty with auburn hair. Readers will discover how a homeless Vietnam veteran impacts their lives. Untested in his spiritual faith, Jonathan faces his emotional highs and lows by seeking his grandmother’s godly advice. Meanwhile, Jonathan’s law school friend in St. Augustine, Daniel Stanton, visits the home of a wealthy client. Mrs. Quinn's portrait catches his attention; one nearly identical portrait of her granddaughter, Miss Laura Martin, captures his wishful thoughts. Challenged with circumstances beyond his control, he defends his ethics with Laura, a gorgeous but argumentative nurse. Countless obstacles bring him to his knees, yet he holds to his convictions, desiring to be Laura's truest friend. Filled with spirited dialogue and interspersed with passages from “Jane Eyre,” this novel introduces a lively cast of characters. One reader commented, “I felt I was reading a travelogue, which made the scenery in my mind vivid through the color of illustrious scripting.”
Download or read book Saving Savannah PDF or another Format written by Jacqueline Jones and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2008-10-07 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book From Shiloh to Savannah PDF or another Format written by Daniel Leib Ambrose and published by . This book was released on 1868 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the first Union victories in the west at Forts Henry and Donelson to the savage battle of Shiloh and onward to the March to the Sea, the Seventh Illinois Infantry fought with distinction across the Confederacy. Ambrose's vivid eyewitness account traces the first Illinois volunteer regiment from its muster in 1861 to the final days of the war. An introduction and explanatory notes by Civil War historian Daniel E. Sutherland reveal the importance of this western unit's contributions. Originally stationed in Missouri and Kentucky, the unit helped to maintain Union control of border slave states that had not joined the Confederacy. During the middle years of the war, the Seventh protected rail lines and raided into Confederate-held areas of Tennessee and Alabama. Ambrose vividly depicts the ravages of war as the Seventh Illinois tracked and fought rebel raiders, partisans, and guerrillas. Illustrating the chilling relationship between violence and daily army life, Ambrose describes Northern soldiers who, initially reluctant to pillage and forage the South, grew hardened to brutality and unrepentantly destroyed towns and plantations. The Seventh's bloodiest battles took place at Shiloh and at Allatoona Pass, where the unit played a crucial role in Union victories. The infantry also fought throughout the prolonged campaigns around Corinth. It saw the sea at Savannah, witnessed the burning of Columbia, and marched through the heart of the Confederacy before ending the war in North Carolina. Throughout this highly textured account, Ambrose searingly portrays the confusion of battle and the fierce loyalty to fallen comrades as he details the heroism and sacrifice of his fellow soldiers.
Download or read book Savannah and Hilton Head - Insiders Guide PDF or another Format written by Rich Wittish and published by Insiders' Guide. This book was released on 2002-04 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by local authors with many years of experience in writing about their community, the Insiders' Guide "RM" series provide newcomers, visitors, and business travelers with a native's perspective of the area. Each guide details hotels, restaurants, annual events, attractions, nightlife, parks and recreation, real estate, and much more. Covering more than 60 cities and areas nationwide, the Insiders' Guide "RM" series offer the best local insights on travel and relocation. Features include: -- Light, easier-to-use 6" x 9" size -- Easy-to-read typeface -- Large photos and maps -- Updated interior graphics -- Thumb tabs for quick reference to specific chapters -- More at-a-glance information in every title -- Expanded, comprehensive indexes -- Easy-to-use geographic organization in regional books Discover the best places for soul food or haute cuisine, jazz or classical music, parasailing or gold. Whether trying to find the places and people in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, enjoy the beaches at nearby Hilton Head or Tybee Island, or celebrate St. Pat's day in style, all the information is here.
Download or read book Saving Savannah PDF or another Format written by Kathryn Kaleigh and published by KST Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2021-03-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Savannah LaFleur. A young lady who could charm any man, but spent the last four years in a convent. With nothing left of her family but memories, she fled the war ravaged south — and a life chosen for her by her father. Her only destination — to get away. Although danger seemed to come at her from every direction, every step led her west to the little town of Whiskey Springs. And possibly an unexpected new place for herself. Jeb Wright. A man who could shoot the eyes out of a fly, but hated killing. A formidable officer in the northern army, he spent the last two years of the war locked away in a southern prison. After the war, a man accustomed to leading others, he struggled with no one to lead. He determined to put his life behind him. About as far away as possible, the little town of Whiskey Springs held promises of a new beginning. Jeb never expected to find a lady like Savannah on the frontier. A lady who saw the best in him. And Savannah never thought a hardened northern soldier like Jeb would turn her head. Would Whiskey Springs inspire a new start for both of them? A bold story of love and danger on the western frontier.
Download or read book Insiders' Guide to Savannah and Hilton Head PDF or another Format written by Rich Wittish and published by Falcon Guides. This book was released on 2004-04 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the best spots for soul food or haute cuisine, jazz or classical music, and parasailing or golf. Whether readers want to find the places and people in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, enjoy the beaches at nearby Hilton Head or Tybee Island, or celebrate St. Pat's day in style, they will find all the information in this guide.
Author : Nan Dixon
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release Date : 2015-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9781474046466
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (474 users)
Download or read book A Savannah Christmas Wish (Mills & Boon Superromance) (Fitzgerald House, Book 2) PDF or another Format written by Nan Dixon and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A relationship in need of rennovation
Download or read book At the Midnight Hour PDF or another Format written by Lisa Louise Denmark and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 616 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : John Max Patrick
Publisher : Athens : University of Georgia Press
Release Date : 1953
ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B665526
Pages : 110 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 ( users)
Download or read book Savannah's Pioneer Theater from Its Origins to 1810 PDF or another Format written by John Max Patrick and published by Athens : University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1953 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Savannah - The Insiders' Guide PDF or another Format written by Betty Darby and published by Falcon Guides. This book was released on 1998-02 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Experience Savannah's culture and history and get off the beaten tourist track with the help of local authors who intimately know the area, its, people, and its attractions.
Download or read book Annals of Savannah, 1850-1937 PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: