Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery: BACK OF THE BIG HOUSE by John Michael VlachBack of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery: BACK OF THE BIG HOUSE by John Michael Vlach

Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery: BACK OF THE BIG HOUSE

byJohn Michael Vlach

Paperback | May 1, 1993

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Splendid. Using photographs and drawings from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) dating back to the 1930s, oral histories of former slaves taken by the Federal Writers Program, antebellum travel accounts and agricultural journals, modern agricultural histories, and the vast literature on the history of slavery, Vlach deftly weaves an account of plantation life in the slave's territory, back of the 'Big House.

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Title:Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery: BACK OF THE BIG HOUSEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:273 pages, 11.12 × 8.54 × 0.82 inPublished:May 1, 1993Publisher:University of North Carolina Press

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ISBN - 10:0807844128

ISBN - 13:9780807844120

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Behind the "big houses" of the antebellum South existed an entirely different world, socially and architecturally, where slaves lived and worked. Vlach has chosen over 200 photographs and drawings from the Historic American Buildings Survey of the 1930s--an archive that has been mined many times for its images of the planters' residences but almost never for those of slave dwellings

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"Interweaves contemporary reports, oral histories of former slaves and archaeological evidence of surviving outbuildings in an unemotional but powerful manner.

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