Thousands of Americans get together each year to re-enact the famous battles of the Civil War and photographer Richard Barnes uses centuries-old techniques to achieve authentic-looking images, with a twist.
The Gullah trace their heritage directly to the skilled rice farmers of Sierra Leone, West Africa. The Gullah dialect, customs and art survived undiluted for 100 years. One of the hallmark's of Gullah culture is sweet grass basket "sewing.
The fertility of enslaved women was examined by owners to make sure they were able to birth as many children as possible. Secretly, slaveowners would impregnate enslaved women and when the child was born and
The Octagon House
The eight-sided home was built for a Virginia plantation owner during a brief octagon house craze in the 1850s.
Autobiography of a young 17 year old English bride. Wonderfully romantic story of the life of tea plantation owners in India during both World Wars. Previous pinned says: Personally my favorite book of all time.
New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'
Whitney Plantation owner John Cummings has commissioned stark artwork for the site, including realistic statues of slave children found throughout the museum. Woodrow Nash's ceramic and bronze full figured slave children
Jack Hinson was a plantation owner and father of 10 from Dover, Tennessee who…
A slave who became a successful plantation owner, Blanche Kelso Bruce was the second African American to serve in the United States Senate and the first to be elected to a full term. Though Bruce focused on protecting the rights of freedmen and other minorities, his life of social privilege in the nation’s capital insulated him from the deprivations suffered by many of his black constituents. Bruce moved among elite circles of wealthy white politicians, including his close friends Senator…
1. Sexual Assault and Abuse During slavery, white male plantation owners, their sons, brothers and other male acquaintances raped Black women without fear of punishment. Their reasons ranged from lascivious desire to acts of punishment. Black men were also sexually abused by slaveholders, and, sometimes, their wives. 2. Instruments of Torture Thumbscrews, cotton screws, metal and wood neck …