Historian Discusses the Fate of Savannah During the Civil War

Historian Jacqueline Jones, who joined UT’s faculty this fall, will discuss her new book, “Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War” (Knopf, 2008) Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concourse Room of the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.

“Saving Savannah” offers a panoramic portrait of the city of Savannah before, during, and after the Civil War and a poignant story of the African American freedom struggle in this southern riverport. Read The New York Times’ review of “Saving Savannah.”

Jones has earned numerous honors for her scholarship, including the MacArthur Fellowship, which is awarded to U.S citizens who show exceptional merit and promise for creative work.

Check out Slate’s explanation of how to win the mysterious “genius award” in the story “Seven Ingenious Rules: How to become a MacArthur genius.”

For more details about the event, visit the Department of History.

1 thought on “Historian Discusses the Fate of Savannah During the Civil War

  1. Not having read Prof Jones’ book, I wonder if she discusses fully the reasons why Sherman did not destroy Savannah as he did Atlanta and the countryside along his route to the sea.

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