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Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

Interweaves contemporary reports, oral histories of former slaves and archaeological evidence of surviving outbuildings in an unemotional but powerful manner.

New York Times Book Review A book that is at once album, introduction, and overview of the complexity and diversity of southern plantation architecture.

South Carolina Historical Magazine This is a solid piece of documentation which forcefully illuminates a neglected yet pivotal aspect of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century reality.

Maryland Historical Magazine One of the most user-friendly studies of African-American material culture ever written.

American Historical Review

Book News Annotation:

Covers utility buildings--dairies, kitchens, smokehouses as well as slave quarters.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Exploring the structures and spaces used by slaves on antebellum plantations, Vlach shows how slaves subtly appropriated this landscape as their own. These newly claimed spaces fostered a feeling of community that served as a seedbed for further resistance and for the invention and maintenance of a distinctive African American culture. 206 illustrations. A New York Times Notable Book.

Synopsis:

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.

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Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-250) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807844120
Author:
Vlach, John Michael
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Vernacular architecture
Subject:
Space (Architecture)
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - South
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
Space
Subject:
Southern States Social conditions.
Subject:
Vernacular architecture -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American; Anthropology; art; slaves; southern plantation; architecture; material culture
Subject:
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History.
Subject:
African-American
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Art
Subject:
southern plantation
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Material culture
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Archi
Subject:
tecture
Copyright:
Series:
Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies
Series Volume:
no. 87-25
Publication Date:
May 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
273
Dimensions:
11.12x8.54x.82 in. 1.75 lbs.

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Product details 273 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807844120 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Exploring the structures and spaces used by slaves on antebellum plantations, Vlach shows how slaves subtly appropriated this landscape as their own. These newly claimed spaces fostered a feeling of community that served as a seedbed for further resistance and for the invention and maintenance of a distinctive African American culture. 206 illustrations. A New York Times Notable Book.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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