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The Resource Hidden lives : the archaeology of slave life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Barbara J. Heath

Hidden lives : the archaeology of slave life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Barbara J. Heath

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Hidden lives : the archaeology of slave life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Title
Hidden lives
Title remainder
the archaeology of slave life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Statement of responsibility
Barbara J. Heath
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Like Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest offers a significant archeological view of slave life at the turn of the nineteenth century in rural Virginia. In Hidden Lives, Barbara J. Heath re-creates the daily life of slaves at Jefferson's second home from 1773, the year he inherited the plantation, until 1812, when his reorganization of its landscape resulted in the destruction of a slave quarter. Drawing on census data, letters, memoranda, and other primary material, Heath describes the slave community's family ties, the agricultural cycle of work, and the sickness and health care they experienced. Her portrait is enhanced by fresh archaeological findings and a wealth of illustrations, including site and contemporary maps, images of slaves at work and at home, artifacts, and interpretive drawings."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heath, Barbara J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poplar Forest (Va.)
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Poplar Forest (Va.)
  • Slaves
  • Bedford County (Va.)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Plantation life
  • Antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Homes
  • Plantation life
  • Slaves
  • Virginia
Label
Hidden lives : the archaeology of slave life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Barbara J. Heath
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-76) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Finding "the old plantation" -- The enslaved community at Poplar Forest -- Excavations at the Quarter site -- The material world of slavery -- Conclusions
Control code
ocm39985585
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 81 pages
Isbn
9780813918679
Lccn
98045247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Hidden lives : the archaeology of slave life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Barbara J. Heath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-76) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Finding "the old plantation" -- The enslaved community at Poplar Forest -- Excavations at the Quarter site -- The material world of slavery -- Conclusions
Control code
ocm39985585
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 81 pages
Isbn
9780813918679
Lccn
98045247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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