Civil War Era Studies
Slave, servant, fugitive, runaway, master, slave owner, and farm. What do all of these words have in common? Well, if you went to Angela Roberts-Burton's NAI session, "Overcoming the Obstacles of Interpreting Slavery," you would know that all of these are words that she urged interpreters not to use when interpreting slavery and slave life. Instead, you should use: enslaved, freedom seeker, fled bondage, slave holder, and slave plantation. [excerpt]
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, "Don't Say Slave: Interpreting Slavery at NAI 2011" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 169.