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An illustrated exploration of the statements of power and ironic invasions encoded in plantation paintings created from the 19th century to the early 20th century. It focuses on oil paintings, but includes discussion of watercolours, drawings, map illustrations, lithographs, and popular prints.
John Michael Vlach is professor of American studies and anthropology at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His previous books include Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery and Plain Painters: Making Sense of American Folk Art.
John Michael Vlach
The University of North Carolina Press
Date of Publication
Fine Arts / Art History
Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture & the Decorative Arts