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 shape Savannah's first century and a half, Walter J. Fraser Jr. shows how war, disease, market forces, fire, and other circumstances left their marks on the city and its people.
Walter J. Fraser Jr. is professor and chair emeritus of the Department of History at Georgia Southern University. His many books include Charleston! Charleston! and Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Georgia in the Civil War.