"Slavery and Freedom in Savannah" by Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie M. Harris (History Faculty New Book Talk)
Wed, May 7, 2014 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • GAR 4.100
*** Please note updated start time of 4:00pm ***
The Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History
invites you to the History Faculty New Book Series
Please join us for the concluding book talk of the year! We’re honored to discuss Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (University of Georgia Press, Feb. 2014) with co-editors Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, Associate Professor of History and African and African Diaspora studies, and Dr. Leslie M. Harris, Associate Professor of History and Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities at Emory University, and IHS Fellow.
“Based on extensive and original research, as well as on a close understanding of the broader issues in the history of slavery and race relations, this marvelous collection of essays adds enormously to our understanding of the struggles and achievements of black Savannahians. An invaluable study, and one which no student of the black populations of other southern towns and cities can afford to ignore.”
—Betty Wood, author of Slavery in Colonial America, 1619–1776
“Slavery and Freedom in Savannah provides a fascinating, multifaceted, documented look inside this storied city during tumultuous times. With an emphasis on African American experience and relations across the color line, each chapter opens an illuminating window into the always complex, often unexpected nature of urban life in the South from the period of the slave trade through the early twentieth-century struggle for black civil rights.”
—Tiya Miles, author of The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story
Wed, May 7 | 4:00 p.m.
Garrison 4.100 (fourth floor)
Please email Courtney to receive a copy of the reading selection to be discussed.