From Slavery to Freedom: Identifying a Subversive Landscape Off the Plantation

Author(s): Terry Brock

Year: 2014

Summary

Examining the African American landscape during and after slavery opens the door for a broader understanding of how enslaved and tenant laborers experienced the external plantation landscape. In both instances, African Americans had to navigate these landscapes subversively. However, Emancipation changed the ways that these spaces outside the plantation were used, manipulated, and experienced. In this paper, a 19th-century plantation in St. Mary’s City, Maryland will be used to examine different ways that enslaved and tenant farmers accessed and manipulated the broader cultural landscape to resist their bondage and subvert racism and oppression.

Cite this Record

From Slavery to Freedom: Identifying a Subversive Landscape Off the Plantation. Terry Brock. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437204)

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): SYM-65,09