Archaeological Investigations at Rowan Oak: Searching for Evidence of Antebellum Slavery

Kitchens, Arianna Faith (2019) Archaeological Investigations at Rowan Oak: Searching for Evidence of Antebellum Slavery. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Tony Boudreaux from Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Although best-known as the home of William Faulkner, Rowan Oak and a number of associated outbuildings were built by Robert Sheegog, a wealthy individual who owned multiple plantations and dozens of slaves. Sheegog held seven to nine slaves at Rowan Oak, renting some out to the University of Mississippi for labor-intensive tasks such as constructing the Lyceum and other campus buildings. Although it is known that enslaved individuals lived and worked on the property of Rowan Oak, the location of their housing remains a mystery. Through the use of archaeological survey methods, structural evidence beyond the extant buildings has been uncovered.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Kitchens, Arianna Faith
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Anthropology and Classics
Thesis Advisor: Tony Boudreaux
Thesis Advisor's Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
E History America > E151 United States (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Depositing User: Arianna Arianna Kitchens
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 19:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 19:30
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1537

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