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Jefferson's Poplar ForestUnearthing a Virginia Plantation$
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Barbara Heath and Jack Gary

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813039886

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813039886.001.0001

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Founding Families: Reflections on the Archaeology of Poplar Forest

Founding Families: Reflections on the Archaeology of Poplar Forest

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(p.189) 10 Founding Families: Reflections on the Archaeology of Poplar Forest
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Jefferson's Poplar Forest
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Stephen A. Mrozowski

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813039886.003.0010

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

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