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Jefferson's Poplar Forest: Unearthing a Virginia Plantation

Barbara Heath and Jack Gary


This edited volume is the outcome of twenty-five years of continuous archaeological research at Poplar Forest-Thomas Jefferson's retreat home and working plantation. Through in-depth case studies, drawing on rich archaeological and documentary sources, this book investigates the plantation and the lives of the enslaved African and African American laborers residing at Poplar Forest between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Authors focus on archaeological investigations into Poplar Forest's agricultural and ornamental landscapes, the ceramics used by Jefferson at his private retreat, a ... More

Keywords: consumerism, historical archaeology, identity, landscape archaeology, material culture, plantation, Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson, Virginia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813039886
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813039886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Heath, editor

Jack Gary, editor

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