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Title :

The domestic architecture of slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Author :
POGUE, Dennis J. ;
Publication year :
2002
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Examines the various types of slave housing that existed on George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation in the 1790s. Looks at communal slave quarters located in wings off either side of the greenhouse on the Mansion House Farm portion of the plantation. Discusses Washington's reorganization during the 1790s of slave dwellings such as cabins in outlying farms of the plantation. Discusses the Servants' Hall of 1775 located at the Mansion House Farm. Concludes that the types of structures in which slaves were housed at Mount Vernon reflected the range of types that existed elsewhere in the Chesapeake region during the 18th c. Notes a hierarchy of slave housing types at Mount Vernon. ;
Pagination/Size :
13 ill.; 4 plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5303A - 300-1400 ; Architecture et fouilles ; 530-III - 300-1400 ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Architecture domestique ; Cabane ; Esclavage ; Etats-Unis ; Mount Vernon (VA, USA), Mount Vernon ; Plantation ; 1700-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Cabins ; Domestic architecture ; Mount Vernon (VA, USA), Mount Vernon ; Plantations ; Slavery ; United States ; 1700-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Winterthur portfolio, 2002, 37, 1, spring
INIST identifier :
24898894 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0084-0416 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Il
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;