Savannah in the New South: From the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century by Walter J. Fraser Jr
Savannah in the New South: From Civil War to the 21st Century, by Walter J. Fraser, Jr., traces the evolution of the city from the pivotal period immediately after the…
Savannah in the New South synopsis
Savannah in the New South: From Civil War to the 21st Century, by Walter J. Fraser, Jr., traces the evolution of the city from the pivotal period immediately after the civil war to the present.
When the war ended, Savannah was on the verge of bankruptcy. Today it is a thriving coastal city and tourist center.
This work continues Savannah's story, which Fraser began in his previous book, Savannah in the Old South, by studying the turbulent and sometimes turbulent city's development. The chronology begins by describing the racial and economic tensions that the city suffered in the aftermath of the civil war.
A pattern of persecution for the liberated people was quickly established by the white civic civil elite in Savannah. However, as the book demonstrates, slavery, discrimination, harassment, intimidation and suppression of voters have driven the African-American community, which has used protests, boycotts, demonstrations, ballot boxes, the pulpit and sometimes violence to gain long rights. This new and detailed history of Savannah shows economic instability, Racial tensions, weather conditions, wealth disparities, gang violence, and reluctance to help the police continue to challenge and form the city.
However, savannas seem to be on their way to a period of prosperity, supported by a thriving seaport, a strong and growing African-American community, strong tourism, and the economic and historical contributions of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Savannah in Fraser in New South offers a sophisticated study of a lively and vibrant southern city..