A Confederate soldier and a Southern plantation owner strike a formal pose during a reenactment of the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia

Civil War brought to life: Photographer uses period techniques to recreate the battlefields of centuries ago with glimpses of the modern world

A Confederate soldier and a Southern plantation owner strike a formal pose during a reenactment of the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia

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 grew to an age where he could work on the fields, they would take the “very same children (of their) …

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

A Word to White Plantation Owners. Please. - Our Folks' Tales

A Word to White Plantation Owners. Please. - Our Folks' Tales

The Gullah trace their heritage directly to the skilled rice farmers of Sierra Leone, West Africa. They were enslaved for these skills and forced to work on rice plantations in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The swampy conditions made it uncomfortable for the plantation owners so they left the Gullah people mostly unattended. The isolation allowed Gullah dialect, customs and art to survive undiluted for 100 years. One of the hallmark's of Gullah culture is sweet grass basket "sewing."

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.

Whitney Plantation owner John Cummings has commissioned stark artwork for the site, including realistic statues of slave children found throughout the museum.

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

Personally my favorite book of all time. 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.

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.

An African-American family rents a small plot of property from a white plantation owner.   Atlanta, Georgia. 1908. New York Public Library

34 Heartbreaking Photos Of Newly "Freed" Slaves During Reconstruction

An African-American family rents a small plot of property from a white plantation owner. Atlanta, Georgia. 1908. New York Public Library

Thomas Stone was a wealthy lawyer and plantation owner in Maryland who served diligently on the committee of confederation appointed by the Continental Congress. This committee eventually produced the Articles of Confederation, which was the ruling federal document from 1777 until the creation of the US Constitution in 1787. He died suddenly at the age of 45 in 1787.

Thomas Stone was a wealthy lawyer and plantation owner in Maryland who served diligently on the committee of confederation appointed by the Continental Congress. This committee eventually produced the Articles of Confederation, which was the ruling federal document from 1777 until the creation of the US Constitution in 1787. He died suddenly at the age of 45 in 1787.

When seven-year-old Irish orphan Lavinia is transported to Virginia to work in the kitchen of a wealthy plantation owner, she is absorbed into the life of the kitchen house and becomes part of the family of black slaves whose fates are tied to the plantation. But Lavinia's skin will always set her apart, whether she wishes it or not. More

When seven-year-old Irish orphan Lavinia is transported to Virginia to work in the kitchen of a wealthy plantation owner, she is absorbed into the life of the kitchen house.

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. Instruments of Torture Thumbscrews, cotton screws%2

Sexual Assault and Abuse During slavery, white male plantation owners, their sons, brothers and other male acquaintances raped Black women without fear of

For generations, plantation owners strove to keep black laborers on the farm and competing businesses out of town. Today, the towns faring best are the ones whose white residents stayed to reckon with their own history.

How White Flight Ravaged the Mississippi Delta

For generations, plantation owners strove to keep black laborers on the farm and competing businesses out of town. Today, the towns faring best are the ones whose white residents stayed to reckon with their own history.

Hoover's grandfather lived in a segregated black area and was classified in a census as "coloured" Not all slave masters abused their slaves - Some actually treated them like family and bore children by them, like the Mississippi plantation owner, William Hoover. He had eight children by my Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Allen. One of those children was my Grandfather William Allen, and one was his brother, Ivery Hoover, who later had one son; J. Edgar." Millie McGhee, author of Secrets…

Hoover's grandfather lived in a segregated black area and was classified in a census as "coloured"

Jack Hinson was a plantation owner and father of 10 from Dover, Tennessee who initially opposed secession and even hosted Grant in his home. Then two of his civilian sons were accused of being guerrillas by Federal troops, were executed, and their decapitated heads were stuck on his front gate posts. Jack swore revenge and spent the rest of the war fighting as a lone sniper, killing over 100 Federal soldiers and guerrillas, making him possibly the most effective sniper of the 19th Century.

Jack Hinson was a plantation owner and father of 10 from Dover, Tennessee who…

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