The House That Story Built: The Place of Slavery in Plantation Museum Narratives

@article{Carter2014TheHT,
  title={The House That Story Built: The Place of Slavery in Plantation Museum Narratives},
  author={Perry Carter and D. L. Butler and Derek H. Alderman},
  journal={The Professional Geographer},
  year={2014},
  volume={66},
  pages={547 - 557}
}
This article examines the characteristics and opinions of tourists visiting Laura Plantation Museum in southern Louisiana, paying close attention to their interest in slavery relative to other narrative themes presented at the site. Laura is noted for its “big house” as well as its remaining slave quarters, but museums are built as much around narratives as they are around artifacts. Museums tell a story that they hope audiences will want to consume. Envisioned as an audience study, this… Expand
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