Emancipation (Other Keyword)

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Afterlives of Slavery on the Post-Emancipation Caribbean Plantation (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Reilly. Genevieve Godbout.

This paper offers some opening remarks that introduce the conceptual framework informing this session. A rich body of archaeological literature has investigated plantation slavery in the Caribbean region, but far less attention has been paid to the post-emancipation landscape and the significant transformations that affected the lives of laborers. We seek to address how a focus on the post-emancipation Caribbean plantation landscape can provide unique insights into how notions of freedom were...


An Archaeological Perspective On The Transition From Enslavement To Freedom In The Colony Of Bermuda (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marley Brown III.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Comparative Perspectives on European Colonization in the Americas: Papers in Honor of Réginald Auger" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The archaeological study of enslavement within the plantation economies of the West Indies has also documented the period of transition to freedom through "amelioration" and actual emancipation. Though not parts of plantations, domestic sites where enslaved people lived on...


Communities in Conflict: Racialized Violence During Gradual Emancipation on Long Island (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meg Gorsline.

From New Amsterdam to Seneca Village, Diana diZerega Wall has examined the often-conflicting interactions of communities living in close relation.  In the early nineteenth century, the nearly 30-year process of Gradual Emancipation slowly dismantled the system of slavery in New York State, but it also created the conditions for the perpetuation of inequality among closely intertwined peoples: the black and white inhabitants of eastern Long Island. Inspired by Wall’s ability to uncover the...


Degrees of Freedom: Emancipated and Self-Emancipated People in Indiana and Kenya in the 19th Century (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lydia Wilson Marshall.

This paper uses two geographically disparate case studies to explore the roles of freedom and coercion in the lives of emancipated and self-emancipated people.  Comparative archaeologies of freedom have much to teach us about the robust and enduring legacies of slavery.  In mid- to late  19th-century Kenya, runaways (in Swahili, watoro) established independent settlements in the hinterlands after escaping enslavement on the coast.  In 1879, hundreds of so-called "Exodusters"— African-American...


Education as a form of la perruque at Emancipation on Barbados (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sean E Devlin.

The role educational programs in the post-emancipatory context is an issue that archaeologists tend to categorize as a disciplinary practice in the Foucaultian sense, where instruction, with its material manifestations as archaeological evidence, were a means to impose control over the former slaves in the new labor system. By adapting the ideas of De Certeau, we can complicate our understanding of how practice was used both strategically by those in power and tactically by the former slaves....


Intertwined Landscapes of Memorialization at Booker T. Washington National Monument (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelly Goldberg. Kevin R. Fogle.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Northeast Region National Park Service Archeological Landscapes and the Stories They Tell" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The site of Booker T. Washington’s birth and enslavement in Hardy County, Virginia has been honored since 1945 when the farm was purchased to serve both as a memorial and as a school. Eventually incorporated into the National Park system in the 1950s, this site has been the focal point...


Life after Sugar: an Archaeology of the First Generation Post-emancipation in St. Peter’s Parish, Montserrat (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Krysta Ryzewski. John F. Cherry. Laura McAtackney.

In the first generation after emancipation Montserrat and its residents experienced exceptional difficulties. As the society transitioned from a sugar-based economy, former slaves, estate owners, and colonial authorities collectively struggled with the devastating effects of man-made and natural disasters, including a major earthquake in 1843, and a wide range of social, economic, and legal problems. This paper examines archaeological and historical evidence from St Peter’s Parish, the...


Making the Absent Present: Forgetting and Remembering the African American Past in Putnam County, Indiana (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lydia Wilson Marshall.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Monuments, Memory, and Commemoration" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Exodus of African Americans from the U.S. South in the late 1870s and early 1880s encompassed the relocation of tens of thousands of people to a variety of Midwestern and western states. Hundreds of “Exoduster” migrants came to Indiana’s Putnam County following promises of available farm work, good wages, and the opportunity to...


Maroon Archaeology beyond the Americas: A View from Kenya (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lydia Wilson Marshall.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Enslavement" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeological research on Maroons—that is, runaway slaves—has been largely confined to the Americas. This paper advocates a more global approach. It specifically uses two runaway slave communities in 19th-century coastal Kenya to rethink prominent interpretive themes in the field, including "Africanisms," Maroons’ connections to indigenous groups, and...


Seeking Stories of Family and Community: Resituating Antebellum and Postbellum Narratives at Clover Bottom (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn L Sikes.

During the summer of 2015, Middle Tennessee State University's Public History Program conducted an inaugural field school in historical archaeology at Clover Bottom plantation, assisting the Tennessee Historical Commission in its efforts to resolve lingering questions about the property's historic landscape and the experiences of African American families within it. This paper introduces the research design and longterm goals informing a multidisciplinary study of Clover Bottom's African...


A socio-historical analysis of the emancipation of 1848 and the labor revolt of 1878 in the Danish Virgin Islands (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Clifton E. Marsh.

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The Value of Colonialism as a Model for Anglo-Caribbean Material Practices at Emancipation (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sean Devlin.

Archaeologies of colonialism have presented models that draw out the complex political interactions of meaning making via material practices that take place at the intersection of daily lives between populations of colonized and the colonizer. Traditional approaches to the archaeology of slavery within the Anglo-Caribbean have tended to transpose these categories onto enslaved Africans and white settlers. The result is a tendency to emphasis meaning making through material in terms of...


West India Question--Immediate Emancipation..and Remarks On Cempensation (1833)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Charles Stuart.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.