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Unearthing A Community of Households: Archaeology of the Early 19th-Century Enslaved Community at James Madison's Montpelier
Matthew Reeves, Montpelier Foundation

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A Community of Households: The Early 19th-Century Enslaved Community at James Madison’s Montpelier (Article)
Title: A Community of Households: The Early 19th-Century Enslaved Community at James Madison’s Montpelier
Author: Matthew B. Reeves
Abstract: The Montpelier Foundation has begun a three year archaeological study of the sites of slave homes at James Madison’s Montpelier. This study uses archaeological excavations to compare three different parts of the enslaved community: field slaves, house slaves, and enslaved artisans. These sites were all occupied by Montpelier slaves during the 1810s-1830s and they consist of the South Yard (quarters for house slaves located immediately to the south of the mansion), the Stable Quarter (quarters for skilled artisans located between the South Yard and the Montpelier Visitor Center), and the Field Quarter (quarter for field slaves located downhill from the Montpelier Visitor Center). The study encompasses three distinct slave quarters at Montpelier so that archaeologists can compare the homes, yards, and household possessions of the different portions of the Madisons’ enslaved community.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/news1210/news1210-1.pdf
Primary URL Description: Newsletter for the African Diaspora Archaeology Network
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Newsletter for the African Diaspora Archaeology Network
Publisher: African Diaspora Archaeology Network


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