Public History at Appomattox: A Broadened Perspective

Author(s): Evan D Welker

Year: 2018

Summary

The farm owned by Dr. Samuel Coleman represents a typical homestead within the Virginia community of Appomattox. The site is also an integral part to the conclusion of the Civil War. In conjunction with the National Park Service and the University of South Carolina archaeological research will be performed to develop interpretations of each component of the site. A primary effort of this work is to learn about the life of Hannah Reynolds, an enslaved person at this home. Traditional excavations along with remote sensing technologies will be utilized to achieve this goal. The conclusions will contribute to the knowledge of the African Diaspora in regards to such issues as an individual's status at this location and larger community. This research will also be presented to the National Park Service for use in creating public interpretations of the site.

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Public History at Appomattox: A Broadened Perspective. Evan D Welker. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441740)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 1054