Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery

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Index
Page numbers in italic type refer to illustrations.
Accomac County, Va., 83
Adams, Isaac, 108
Africa: architectural influences, 23, 24, 85-86, 165-66, 247 (n. 30); religious influences, 147
African House. See Melrose plantation
Agriculture, 7, 10, 107, 112-13
Aiken, William, Jr., 144-45, 161
Alabama, xii, 6-7; smokehouse designs in, 66; log construetion in, 109, 156
Alexander, Lucretia, 146
Alexander house (Russell County, Ala.), 106
Allston, Adele, 18
Allston, Benjamin, 147
Allston, Robert F. W., 18, 85, 126, 144
Alston, J. Motte, x
American Farmer, 142, 159
Anderson, Mary, 81, 83
Arlington House (Arlington County, Va.), 45-46, 56, 57
Artisans, 83-84, 127, 232
Ashantilly plantation (near Darien, Ga.), 111
Askins plantation (near Steelville, Mo.), 34
Augusta County, Va., 79
Aunt Phyllis (slave), 230-31
Bacon Hall plantation (Prince Georges County, Md.), 138, 141
Bacon's Castle (Surry County, Va.), 3
Ball, Joseph, 19-20, 157
Baltimore, Md., 81, 143
Baltimore County, Md., 110
Barbarra plantation (St. Charles Parish, La.), 162, 182
Barnes, Henry, 168
Barns, 107-11, 114-21, 201, 202, 209, 227
Beall, Samuel, 80
Beanland, Ephraim, 137
Beauregard ranch (Wilson County, Tex.), 176
Beaver Bend plantation (Perry County, Ala.), 109
Bedford County, Va., 46
Bell County, Tex., 192
Bellegrove plantation (Iberville Parish, La.), 128, 191
Belmont plantation (Colbert County, Ala.), 109-10, 117, 160, 180
Berkeley, Sir William, 80
Berkeley County, S.C., 85, 112
Berry Hill plantation (Halifax County, Va.), 73
Beverley, Robert, 43
Big House. See Planters' houses
Birdfield plantation (Georgetown County, S.C.), 160-61
Black Creek plantation ( Louisiana), 167
Black culture, 12, 13, 230, 234, 236
Blacksmith shops, 83-84, 99, 202
Blackstock, S.C., 166
Blakely plantation (Warren County, Miss.), 82, 95
Blassingame, John W., 229-30
Blith, Walter, 4
Block design plan, 6, 191-92
Blow, William N., 83
Bodie plantation (Franklinton, N.C.), 81, 83
Boles, John B., 12, 194
Boligee, Ala., 109
Boone Hall plantation (Berkeley County, S.C.), 21, 22, 25
Borders-Blackman home (Calhoun County, Ala.), 46, 60
Borough house (Sumter County, S.C.), 84, 100
Bosley, Nicholas Merryman, 110, 143-44
Bowman's Folly (Accomac County, Va.), 83, 96
Bracketts farm (Louisa County, Va.), 109, 115
Branch, Jacob, 124-25
Brazoria County, Tex., 128, 244-45 (n. 22)
Bremo plantation (Fluvanna County, Va.), 78, 89, 107, 114, 159, 177
Brice plantation (near Blackstock, S.C.), 166
Brick construction, 3, 158
Britannia Illustrata (Kip), 4
Broome, Anne, 159
Brown, Lizzie Fant, 125
Brown, Sally, 35
Brown, William Wells, 65
Burges, Samuel, 65
Burke, Emily, 63, 77
Burnside, John, 11
Burwell, Letitia, 153
Butler, Pierce, 135-36
Butler County, Ala., 109
Butler Island, Ga., 82, 126, 145, 162
Byrd, William, II, 4

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgements xvii
  • One the Plantation Landscape 1
  • Two Big Quarters 18
  • Three the Yard 33
  • Four Kitchens 43
  • Five Smokehouses 63
  • Six Outbuildings 77
  • Seven Barns and Stables 107
  • Eight Production Machinery and Buildings 123
  • Nine Overseers' Houses 135
  • Ten Building for Slave Welfare 142
  • Eleven Quarters for Field Slaves 153
  • Twelve Plantation Landscape Ensembles 183
  • Thirteen Conclusion 228
  • Notes 237
  • Index 251
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