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At Home Among the Red Hills

Title: At Home Among the Red Hills: The African American Tenant Farm Community on Tall Timbers Plantation.
Name(s): Bauer, Robin Theresa, author
Jones, Maxine D., professor directing thesis
Richardson, Joe M., committee member
Marrinan, Rochelle, committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Southern quail hunting plantations emerged in the late 1800s as wealthy northerners began to buy the old cotton plantations to enjoy the temperate southern Georgia and northern Florida winters and also to indulge in the genteel sport of quail hunting. Many of these quail plantations are known for their attractive main houses and beautiful landscapes, but running the plantations depended upon a large community of African Americans who worked as domestic help, wage laborers, and tenant farmers. The tenant farmers who resided on the plantations were an important part of the community, not only for their assistance in the operation of the large plantations, but also because of the self-sufficient communities of tenant farms they created on the vast tracts of land. Unfortunately a lack of written records left behind by the African American residents have caused the history and lifestyle of these inhabitants to remain relatively unexplored. However, by examining business ledgers kept by the owner of Tall Timbers, oral histories taken of former inhabitants, and interpreting material culture recovered during an archaeological excavation that took place on an abandoned tenant farm the story of the families who once lived on the plantation can be uncovered. This thesis endeavors to tell the history of the tenant farm families who once farmed Tall Timbers Plantation in the red hills of Florida during the early 1900s, thus exposing an integral part of African American History in the South.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1134 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of History in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: November 7, 2005.
Keywords: African American, Tenant Farm, Material Culture, Leon County, Tall Timbers, Hunting Plantations
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Maxine D. Jones, Professor Directing Thesis; Joe M. Richardson, Committee Member; Rochelle Marrinan, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
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