"The Domestic Architecture of Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon"

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Title

"The Domestic Architecture of Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon"

Subject

Slavery at Mount Vernon

Description

Abstract: Mount Vernon, the eighteenth-century plantation of George Washington, was home to a large, dispersed, and highly organized community of enslaves workers. Information available in the form of documentary evidence, archaeological data, and extant structures in sufficient to reconstruct the system of slave housing in use there. The resulting case study not only documents the various types of buildings used to house the slaves at the plantation of one of Virginia's wealthiest and most powerful citizens but also provides insight into the factors that influenced Washington and his fellow planters in making their decisions regarding the nature of the domestic accommodations afforded their slaves.

Creator

Dennis J. Pogue

Publisher

Winterthur Portfolio

Date

2002

Format

journal article

Language

eng

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Pogue, Dennis J. "The Domestic Architecture of Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon." Winterthur Portfolio, 37 1 (Spring, 2002): 3-22.

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Dennis J. Pogue, ""The Domestic Architecture of Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon"," in Martha Washington, Item #192, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/192 (accessed December 11, 2018).