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Between Ideals and Reality: The Modernization of Southern Agriculture - 1830 to 1865 (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kevin Fogle.

An agricultural reform movement took rise in the late antebellum period aimed at modernizing the southern plantation system. Productivity of once prosperous farmland in many southern communities was gradually failing due to soil degradation from intensive cash crop cultivation. Drawing on Enlightenment principles and scientific farming innovations such as crop rotation, fertilization, and soil chemistry, this modern agricultural discourse attempted to control and maximize the efficiency of the...

Intimate Landscapes: Scale and Space in Household Archaeology (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kevin Fogle.

The term intimate landscape is used by photographers to refer to images that capture small portions of broad scenic landscapes while illustrating their interconnectedness. I argue that the intimate landscape concept offers historical archaeologists a useful approach for interpreting discrete landscapes in and around dwelling sites. These household landscapes are dynamic spaces connected to diverse discourses at the individual, local, regional, and global scales. Drawing on examples from slave...

Phase I Archeological Investigations of Portions of Pemberton Historical Park, Wicomico County, Maryland (1993)
DOCUMENT Citation Only R. Christopher Goodwin. Suzanne Sanders. Michelle T. Moran.

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Project Archaeology in Florida: Teaching and Understanding Slavery at Kingsley Plantation (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Miller.

The Florida Public Archaeology Network was established in 2005 and within a year hosted its first Project Archaeology: Intrigue of the Past workshop. As a proud sponsor of Project Archaeology in Florida, regional center staff partnered with the National Park Service and University of Florida to publish the first Investigating Shelter investigation in the southeast. It was also the first in the Investigating Shelter series to feature a National Park site. Investigating a Tabby Slave Cabin teacher...

Reading between the Lines: Building the Historic Context for a Female Planter in mid-18th Century Piedmont Virginia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Reeves. Elizabeth Chew.

Records for females in 18th-century society are often scarce. Such is the case for our investigations into President James Madison’s Grandmother Frances Madison. Widowed in 1732, she ran the Montpelier plantation for the first thirty years of its existence. Using a combination of archaeological evidence, a scattering of court records, and information on her oldest son (James Madison, Sr.), we build a case for her intersection with paternalistic society and the mark she left on the destiny of the...

What’s for Dinner: An Intra-site Analysis of Faunal Remains from James Madison’s Montpelier (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin C Kirby.

While much work at James Madison’s Montpelier looks at the differences in faunal remains between sites, the amount of intra-site analysis is lacking. This paper seeks to explore the relationship between previously analyzed faunal remains and their physical locations within the South Yard. The majority of domestic tasks at Montpelier centered around the South Yard, which included three dwellings for domestic slaves, two smokehouses for cured meats, and a kitchen where Nelly Madison had her meals...