Burial ground: African-American

Antony, C. 2019

‘The African Burial Ground: roots of ecological destruction and social exploitation’, in J.Canty (ed.) Globalism and Localization: Emergent Solutions to Ecological and Social Crises, London: Routledge, 20-33.

Blanks, J., Abuabara, A., Roberts, A. & Semien, J. 2021

Preservation at the intersections: disproportionate multihazard risk and vulnerability in Louisiana’s historic African American cemeteries’, Environmental Justice, Feb., 1-13.

Brooks, C. 2011

‘Enclosing their immortal souls: a survey of two African American cemeteries in Georgetown, South Carolina’, Southeastern Archaeology, 30:1, 176-186.

Galland, C. 2007

Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves, New York: HarperOne.

Garman, J. 1994

‘Viewing the color line through the material culture of death’, Historical Archaeology, 28: 3, 74-93.

Gundaker, G. 2001

‘At home on the other side: African American burials as commemorative landscapes’, in J. Wolschke-Bulmahn (ed.) Places of Commemoration: Search for Identity and Landscape Design, Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Reesarch Library and Collection, 25-54.

Jones, D. 2011

‘The city of the dead: the place of cultural identity and environmental sustainability in the African-American cemetery’, Landscape Journal, 30: 226-240.

Krüger-Kahloula, A. 1989

‘Tributes in stone and lapidary lapses: commemorating black people in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America’, Markers 6, 32–100.

Mack, E. & Blakey, M. 2004

‘The New York African Burial Ground Project: past biases, current dilemmas, and future research opportunities’, Historical Archaeology, 38;1, 10-17.

Morrow, K. 1999

‘Bakongo afterlife and cosmological direction: translation of African culture into North Florida cemeteries’, Athanor, 20, 105-115.

Seramur, K., Campbell, K., Anderson, J. & Cowan, E. 2023

‘On Cemetery Hill: the legacy of burials at Clemson University, a public university in the Southern USA’, Archaeological Prospection, DOI.

Tashjian, A. & Tashjian, D. 2005

‘The Afro-American section of Newport, Rhode Island’s Common Burying Ground’, in Meyer, R. (ed.) Cemeteries and Gravemarkers: Voices of American Culture, Utah State University Press: Logan, UT,163-196.

Yanner, K.& Ybarrola, S. 2003

‘“He didn’t have no cross”: tombs and graves as racial boundary tactics on a Louisiana barrier island’, The Oral History Review, 30:2, 1-28.


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