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Navigating Freedom: Examining the Impact of Emancipation on the African American community in Orange County, Virginia

Author(s): Stefan F. Woehlke

Year: 2015

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A comparative study of late antebellum slave quarters with the homes of newly freed African Americans provides insights into the dramatic impact of emancipation on the African American community in Orange County, Virginia. This paper outlines initial observations from past and present excavations at James Madison's Montpelier that focus on the Post-Madison era. It also outlines the approach for additional research, including excavations, oral histories, and the incorporation of ecological models in the development of interpretations. 


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Navigating Freedom: Examining the Impact of Emancipation on the African American community in Orange County, Virginia. Stefan F. Woehlke. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434094)


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

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PaperId(s): 547

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