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Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery

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Behind the ""Big Houses"" of the antebellum South existed a different world, socially and architecturally, where slaves lived and worked. John Michael Vlach explores the structures and spaces that formed the slaves' environment. Through photographs and the words of former slaves, he portrays the plantation landscape from the slaves' own point of view. The plantation landscape was chiefly the creation of slaveholders, but Vlach argues convincingly that slaves imbued this landscape with their own meanings. Their subtle acts ...

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0807844128

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9780807844120

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Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery
1993, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9780807844120

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1993, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

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