Back of the Big House The Architecture of Plantation Slavery

ISBN-10: 0807844128
ISBN-13: 9780807844120
Edition: 1993
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 5/28/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 273
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.86" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Splendid. Using photographs and drawings from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) dating back to the 1930s, oral histories of former slaves taken by the Federal Writers Program, antebellum travel accounts and agricultural journals, modern agricultural histories, and the vast literature on the history of slavery, Vlach deftly weaves an account of plantation life in the slave's territory, back of the 'Big House. Design Book Review

John Michael Vlach is professor of American studies and anthropology and director of the folklife program at The George Washington University. His books include The Planter's Prospect: Privilege and Slavery in Plantation Paintings and The Afro-American Tradition in the Decorative Arts.

Preface
Acknowledgements
the Plantation Landscape
Big Quarters
the Yard
Kitchens
Smokehouses
Outbuildings
Barns and Stables
Production Machinery and Buildings
Overseers' Houses
Building for Slave Welfare
Quarters for Field Slaves
Plantation Landscape Ensembles
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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