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Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare

Teresa S. Moyer

Abstract

Historic plantation sites continue to struggle with the legacy of slavery and black heritage, particularly concerning their relevance in American life. Although slavery and black history are erased from the contemporary landscape of Carroll Park in Baltimore, Maryland, the historical and archaeological record preserves their importance to the Carroll family and the plantation called Georgia or Mount Clare. Enslaved blacks held essential roles in every aspect of Mount Clare from circa 1730 to 1817. They became culturally American at the intersection of race and status, not only through the prac ... More

Keywords: Slavery, heritage, archaeology, Mount Clare, Baltimore, black history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060460
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060460.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teresa S. Moyer, author
National Park Service