Absent Voices: Searching for Women and African Americans at Historic Stagville and Somerset Place Historic Sites

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Title: Absent Voices: Searching for Women and African Americans at Historic Stagville and Somerset Place Historic Sites
Author: Taft, Kimberly E.
Advisors: Craig Thompson Friend, Committee Chair
David Zonderman, Committee Member
Katherine Mellen Charron, Committee Member
Susanna Lee, Committee Member
Abstract: This thesis examines the interpretation at Somerset Place and Historic Stagville, two North Carolina Historic Sites. While the interpretation of slavery at plantation museums has received increased attention, much remains to be explored regarding the interpretation of women. In addition to examining the interpretation, this thesis explores the history of both Somerset Place and Stagville as active plantations and later historic sites. This thesis proposes that interpretations of race and gender are interconnected but not always concurrent at plantation museums. While the first chapter explores the history of Somerset Place, the second examines Stagville. The final chapter focuses on the current interpretation found at both sites.
Date: 2010-04-30
Degree: MA
Discipline: Public History
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/6337


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