Labor, Status And Power: Slave Foodways At James Madison's Montpelier AD 1810-1836

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Title:
Labor, Status And Power: Slave Foodways At James Madison's Montpelier AD 1810-1836
Author:
Copperstone, Chance
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This study explores the evidence for differences in foodways related to status among an enslaved community according to labor-based designations. Specifically, this paper investigates the interplay of a plantation provisioning system and slave responses to the imposed system through the study of faunal remains recovered from discrete slave quarters at James Madison's Montpelier plantation near Orange, Virginia during the so-called Retirement Period of James Madison, approximately encompassing the years A.D. 1810-1836. Through synthesis of data acquired by the author with that of previous investigators, this research reveals subtle variations in the ways in which the different labor groups at Montpelier negotiated the plantation hierarchy through differential access to and acquisition of meat resources within the constraints of the plantation setting. While higher positions within the plantation hierarchy, particularly in the case of the skilled laborers of the Stable Quarter, is inferred, further fine-grained examination of the material culture from the slave quarters at Montpelier is necessary to accurately identify the nuances of status and unravel the power structure at Montpelier.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Montpelier; Slavery; Zooarchaeology; Foodways; Anthropology
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Pavao-Zuckerman, Barnet

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dc.titleLabor, Status And Power: Slave Foodways At James Madison's Montpelier AD 1810-1836en_US
dc.creatorCopperstone, Chanceen_US
dc.contributor.authorCopperstone, Chanceen_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the evidence for differences in foodways related to status among an enslaved community according to labor-based designations. Specifically, this paper investigates the interplay of a plantation provisioning system and slave responses to the imposed system through the study of faunal remains recovered from discrete slave quarters at James Madison's Montpelier plantation near Orange, Virginia during the so-called Retirement Period of James Madison, approximately encompassing the years A.D. 1810-1836. Through synthesis of data acquired by the author with that of previous investigators, this research reveals subtle variations in the ways in which the different labor groups at Montpelier negotiated the plantation hierarchy through differential access to and acquisition of meat resources within the constraints of the plantation setting. While higher positions within the plantation hierarchy, particularly in the case of the skilled laborers of the Stable Quarter, is inferred, further fine-grained examination of the material culture from the slave quarters at Montpelier is necessary to accurately identify the nuances of status and unravel the power structure at Montpelier.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectMontpelieren_US
dc.subjectSlaveryen_US
dc.subjectZooarchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectFoodwaysen_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPavao-Zuckerman, Barneten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPavao-Zuckerman, Barneten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStiner, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReeves, Matthewen_US
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