Intersecting Histories: The Beman Triangle and Wesleyan University

Author(s): Sarah Croucher

Year: 2013

Summary

This paper discusses preliminary archaeological investigation of the Beman Triangle, CT. From the mid- to late-19th century, the Beman Triangle was a community of property owning African Americans, closely allied with one of the first AME Zion Churches in the US. As a community archaeology project, partnering between the AME Zion Church and Wesleyan University, the archaeological investigations of the site have been driven by multiple intersections. Questions from the working group have emphasized the desire of current Church members to understand the way in which faith and a vision for the future may have influenced the lives of Beman Triangle residents, and to understand the way in which we can more fully understand issues of gender within the community. Across all also lies the intersecting relationship of two communities of similar historical length, and with interrelated histories; the relationship between the AME Zion Church and Wesleyan University.

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Intersecting Histories: The Beman Triangle and Wesleyan University. Sarah Croucher. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428246)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 331