BOOK: Vlach on the Big House

John Michael Vlach, Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery (University of North Carolina Press, 1993). via UNC Press: "Behind the "Big Houses" of the antebellum South existed a different world, socially and architecturally, where slaves lived and worked. John Michael Vlach explores the structures and spaces that formed the slaves' environment. … Continue reading BOOK: Vlach on the Big House

Fletcher on Erasing History at Greenfield Plantation | @AAIHS

Kami Fletcher writes: "Jim informed me that 19th century slave cabins, on what is known as Greenfield Plantation, were being moved.  They were being moved to make way for a shell building, “an empty and ready-to-move-into structure built for economic industry”.[1]  I was as disheartened and I was angered by a decision to move such valuable … Continue reading Fletcher on Erasing History at Greenfield Plantation | @AAIHS

HNOC Podcasts: Creole Cottage Tour & More

Available via iPod and cell phone: "The Historic New Orleans Collection is now offering a free, self-guided version of its Courtyards and Architecture Tour by iPod and cell phone. Introduced in 2008, the latest permanent offering at The Collection uses the eight historic buildings and four courtyards of The Collection's Royal Street complex to illustrate … Continue reading HNOC Podcasts: Creole Cottage Tour & More