Slavery At Mount Vernon

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Slavery At Mount Vernon
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Learn about the lives of the enslaved through Archeology

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Join our Curator of Archeological Collections, Sean Devlin, for an in-depth look at a reconstructed slave cabin. What clues can we pull from looking at the structure, the soil, and the material culture around the cabin to help us understand more about the lives of the enslaved? What activities happened both inside and more importantly outside of the living space? Make sure to check out the virtual tour of the slave cabin here for a closer look: We also encourage everyone to learn more about slavery at Mount Vernon here: Chapters 00:00 Let's meet our expert 1:12 How did they build the cabins? 2:45 Chimney Structure 3:31 The Work yard 4:24 The Garden 5:50 Cabin Interior
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