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GRACIOUS BUT CARELESS: RACE AND STATUS IN THE HISTORY OF MOUNT CLARE

dc.contributor.advisorCorbin Sies, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyer, Teresaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-02T05:37:41Z
dc.date.available2010-07-02T05:37:41Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10243
dc.description.abstractHistoric plantation sites continue to struggle with the legacy of slavery and black history, particularly concerning their significance in American culture. Although enslaved persons 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. I argue that historic preservation is a form of social justice when underrepresented historical groups are integrated into interpretations of historical house museums and landscapes. 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 practice of their own cultural beliefs and values, but those of elite whites, as well. Focus on white ancestors reveals only part of the history of Mount Clare: I demonstrate that blacks' own achievements cannot be ignored.en_US
dc.titleGRACIOUS BUT CARELESS: RACE AND STATUS IN THE HISTORY OF MOUNT CLAREen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAmerican Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAfrican American Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAnthropology, Archaeologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMuseologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBaltimoreen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCarrollen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledChesapeakeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhistoric houseen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMount Clareen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledslaveryen_US


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