Civil War Savannah. Volume 2, Brokers, bankers, and Bay Lane : the Savannah slave trade and business model, 1850-1865 (Book, 2012) []
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Civil War Savannah. Volume 2, Brokers, bankers, and Bay Lane : the Savannah slave trade and business model, 1850-1865

Author: Barry Sheehy; Cindy Wallace; Vaughnette Goode-Walker
Publisher: Austin, TX : Emerald Book Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Sheehy; Cindy Wallace; Vaughnette Goode-Walker
ISBN: 9781934572696 1934572691
OCLC Number: 682893520
Description: xvi, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 x 26 cm.
Contents: The Civil War Savannah series --
About the book --
Thriving business in a booming town: the city takes its cut --
Banks and slave brokers map, circa 1860 --
Twilight zone between servitude and freedom: uneven economic cycles --
Bay Lane: the heart of Savannah's slave-trading district: broker business cards --
City Market area and slave trading: Slave marts and negro yards; Brokers at the bottom of the food chain --
Collateral beneficiaries: Bankers, lawyers, notaries, doctors, and others --
Religion, slavery, and public discourse --
Broker houses still standing in Savannah --
The day after --
Tears flowed --
Life incidents related to slavery in Savannah: Processed through Wright's Yard: Jane and her family; The weeping time: the sale of Pierce Butler's slaves; The story of Susie King Taylor; Anthony Odingsells and Savannah's biracial population --
Fugitive Slave Act: the stories of Thomas Sims and William Grimes --
The incredible journey of the slave, Patrick Snead --
Epilogue: Manigault's epiphany --
Appendices: A. In the footsteps of Slavery --
B. Sites related to African slavery in Savannah requiring historic markers. The authors of Brokers, Bankers and Bay Lane are recent recipients of the 2012 Award for Excellence in Research from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board. The Award was issued to the authors by Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp in October of 2012. The second book in a four-part series, Brokers, Bankers, and Bay Lane journeys even deeper into Savannah's slave trading past to examine the business of slavery in the late antebellum period. With the simple premise that slavery could not have operated for so long without a viable business model, the authors examine the social, economic, and political factors that made the institution so remarkably resilient. Who was making a profit for the institution, and how much did they make? What did they think about their work and what did the community think? Who, besides the slave traders and masters, benefited? The authors also tell the stories of the slaves themselves, the human beings swept up and processed through this terrible machinery. What were their names and their stories? Answering these and other questions, the authors demonstrate how the institution of slavery in no way operated in a vacuum, but rather thrived on the support of local government, banks, church and community organizations, and established social networks. With stunning black and white photographs of physical structures and artifacts tied to the slave trade, this rich and compelling volume will give readers valuable insight into the unique and powerful role that Savannah played in the expansion of slavery in Georgia.
Other Titles: Brokers, bankers, and Bay Lane :
Responsibility: Barry Sheehy & Cindy Wallace ; with Vaughnette Goode-Walker.


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