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Author Jackson, Antoinette T.

Title Speaking for the enslaved : heritage interpretation at Antebellum plantation sites / Antoinette T. Jackson
Published Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (179 pages)
Series Heritage, tourism, and community
Heritage, tourism, and community.
Contents Chapter 1: History, Heritage, Memory, Place; Chapter 2: Issues in Cultural Heritage Tourism, Management, and Preservation; Chapter 3: Roots, Routes, and Representation: Friendfield Plantation and Michelle Obama's Very American Story; Chapter 4: Jehossee Island Rice Plantation: A World Class Ecosystem -- Made in America by Africans in America; Chapter 5: "Tell Them We Were Never Sharecroppers" : The Snee Farm Plantation Community and the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Summary Focusing on the agency of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the South, this work argues for the systematic unveiling and recovery of subjugated knowledge, histories, and cultural practices of those traditionally silenced and overlooked by national heritage projects and national public memories. Jackson uses both ethnographic and ethnohistorical data to show the various ways African Americans actively created and maintained their own heritage and cultural formations. Viewed through the lens of four distinctive plantation sites--including the one on which that the ancestors of First Lady
Notes Chapter 6: The Kingsley Plantation Community: A Multiracial and Multinational Profile of American HeritageChapter 7: Conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Southern States -- Social life and customs
Community life -- Southern States -- History
Historic sites -- Interpretive programs -- Southern States
Material culture -- Southern States -- History
Memory -- Social aspects -- Southern States
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History.
Plantations -- Southern States
Public history -- Social aspects -- Southern States
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
Community life.
Cultural policy.
Historic sites -- Interpretive programs.
Material culture.
Memory -- Social aspects.
Plantation life.
Southern States -- Antiquities.
Southern States -- Cultural policy
Southern States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Shackel, Paul A.
ISBN 1598745506