Representations of Slavery: Race and Ideology in Southern Plantation Museums

by Jennifer L. Eichstedt

Paperback, 2002

Status

Available

Publication

Smithsonian Books (2002), 312 pages

Description

How is slavery presented at the public and private plantation museums in the American South, almost 150 years after the Civil War? Jennifer L. Eichstedt and Stephen Small investigated this question in Virginia, Georgia, and Louisiana by touring more than one hundred plantation museums; twenty locations organized and run by African Americans; and eighty general history sites. Their findings indicate that the experience and legacy of slavery is still inadequately presented within the larger discourse surrounding race, racism, and national identity.

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LibraryThing member nicole_a_davis
The two authors conducted a very broad survey of southern plantation museums and studied how they presented racial issues. While expansive, their survey wasn't very deep; it gives a really interesting overview and sets the stage for more in depth work.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2002-01-01

Physical description

9 inches

ISBN

1588340961 / 9781588340962
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