Author and Historian

Jonathan M. Bryant

Slavery and Freedom in Savannah

University of Georgia Press, 2014

ISBN  978-0-8203-4410-2

Chapter Eight is "We Defy You! Politics and Violence in Reconstruction Savannah" by Jonathan M. Bryant

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