Ye olde travel guide: Savannah, 1859

In the latest instalment of our historical holidays series, in which experts imagine they're writing a travel guide in the past, Dan Cossins invites visitors to Savannah, where abolitionist stirrings are threatening the city's serene veneer...

An illustrated map of Savannah, Georgia

This article was first published in the April 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

Home to leafy plazas, stately mansions and a craze for chilled champagne, Savannah is a delightful place to visit. But abolitionists take note: this is a city built on the dark trade of slave labour…

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