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Worthy of a Thousand Words?: A Comparison of Images of Slavery in the US and Great Britain

Author(s): Genevieve Goerling

Year: 2013

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Summary

In a previous paper I posited that imagery could be used as a resource for the archaeological study of slavery in Great Britain, since the smaller population of African slaves made it difficult to separate evidence of slavery from servitude. This paper will test the theories developed in the previous paper by comparing images from Great Britain with analogous samples from the US. Using traditional historical archaeological methods to study the people and places from which the US images were originally derived will act as a control of the viability of using such images as evidence in Great Britain. 


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Worthy of a Thousand Words?: A Comparison of Images of Slavery in the US and Great Britain. Genevieve Goerling. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428663)


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Temporal Keywords
colonial-Present


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 703

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America