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Architecture May, 10 2010

Cabin, Quarter, Plantation: Architecture and Landscapes of North American Slavery

An important new collection of essays, Cabin, Quarter, Plantation provides a comprehensive examination of the architecture and landscape of enslavement in the American south. New scholarship finds home alongside classic writings on the built environment of slavery. As such, the book breaks new ground allowing for a thorough discussion of the topic and introducing new thought about how African building traditions established a new vernacular in the United States.

Edited by Clifton Ellis, associate professor of Architecture at Texas Tech, and Rebecca Ginsburg, associate professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois. Cabin, Quarter, Plantation is available from Yale University Press.

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