HIST1970B Enslaved! Indians and Africans in an Unfree Atlantic World
This course examines the varieties of Indian and African enslavement in the Atlantic world, including North America, up through 1800. Reading widely, it will ponder the origins, practices, meanings, and varieties of enslavement.
Allows researchers to view and compare archaeological assemblages and architectural plans from different archeological sites in the Chesapeake, Carolinas, and Caribbean during the Colonial and Ante-Bellum Periods. Analyze the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants at unprecedented levels of detail. DAACS is a community resource, conceived and maintained in the Department of Archaeology at Monticello, in collaboration with research institutions and archaeologists working throughout the Atlantic World.
A collection of 1,280 images selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery, envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World. Compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, with support from the University of Virginia and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
How could the author of the Declaration of the Independence own slaves? How could twenty percent of the population of the new United States, founded on the principles of liberty and equality, live in bondage? What was life like for enslaved people in the early republic? This online exhibition uses Monticello as a lens through which to examine these questions.
From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.