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The Resource Back of the big house : the architecture of plantation slavery, John Michael Vlach

Back of the big house : the architecture of plantation slavery, John Michael Vlach

Label
Back of the big house : the architecture of plantation slavery
Title
Back of the big house
Title remainder
the architecture of plantation slavery
Statement of responsibility
John Michael Vlach
Title variation
Architecture of plantation slavery
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Behind the "Big Houses" of the antebellum South existed a different world, socially and architecturally, where slaves lived and worked. John Michael Vlach explores the structures and spaces that formed the slaves' environment. Through photographs and the words of former slaves, he portrays the plantation landscape from the slaves' own point of view." "The plantation landscape was chiefly the creation of slaveholders, but Vlach argues convincingly that slaves imbued this landscape with their own meanings. Their subtle acts of appropriation constituted one of the more effective strategies of slave resistance and one that provided a locus for the formation of a distinctive African American culture in the South." "Because slaves generally were not always closely supervised in the areas assigned to them, Vlach shows that they were able to create their own spaces right under the noses of their owners, spaces whose very existence undercut the slaveholders' claims of absolute control. Where the planters sited their houses and outbuildings and the types of buildings they chose to construct were decisions affected by their involvement with the institution of slavery and, ultimately, by the slaves themselves."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DCC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vlach, John Michael
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Space (Architecture)
  • Vernacular architecture
  • Plantation life
  • Southern States
Label
Back of the big house : the architecture of plantation slavery, John Michael Vlach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
l80092034579
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xviii, 258 p
Isbn
9780807844120
Lccn
lc92034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Back of the big house : the architecture of plantation slavery, John Michael Vlach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
l80092034579
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xviii, 258 p
Isbn
9780807844120
Lccn
lc92034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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