Historic Williamsburg and the memorial limits of a theatre of colonial slavery

Wood, Marcus (2014) Historic Williamsburg and the memorial limits of a theatre of colonial slavery. In: Swindells, Julia and Taylor, David Francis (eds.) The Oxford Companion to the Georgian Theatre. Oxford University Press Handbooks . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 707-725. ISBN 9780199600304

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Using Historic Williamsburg as a focus the chapter considers the representation of African Americans within the American heritage industries. Based on extensive interviews with participants in Williamsburg's African American Historical Re-enactment Programmes the analysis reveals the censorship and repression of African Americans within the forms of history and memory sanctioned by American museums and historical sites connected to the memory of slavery. The chapter ends by speculating on the limits of slavery, memory and recoverability in the 21st century.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Georgian theatre, african american history, slavery, slave punishment, museology
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA010.5 British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth
E History America
E History America > E151 United States (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA0100 Architecture and the state
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Depositing User: Marcus Wood
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 13:53
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 13:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56583
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