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Founding Families: Reflections on the Archaeology of Poplar Forest

Stephen A. Mrozowski

in Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780813039886
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043807 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813039886.003.0010
Founding Families: Reflections on the Archaeology of Poplar Forest

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Influenced by the works of Lefebvre, Soja, Harvey, Zukin, and Delle, the author of this chapter presents a concept of space that is multidimensional and contains elements of numerous cultures and histories, including those of the team of researchers, to interpret Poplar Forest. He uses this concept to highlight changes over time to the landscape, to the demography of the enslaved community, and to the organization and furnishings of diverse households. The chapter concludes with a consideration of the importance of seeing plantations as places of shared histories and the strength of historical archaeology in contributing to such a vision.

Keywords: historical archaeology; household; landscape; space

Chapter.  4322 words. 

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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