From Slavery to Freedom: Identifying a Subversive Landscape Off the Plantation
Author(s): Terry Brock
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.
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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)