Robert K. Fitts
Fitts, Robert K.
Fitts, Robert K.
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Description: Cabin, Quarter, Plantation: Architecture and Landscapes of North American Slavery
When he wrote this essay in 1996, Robert K. Fitts had long been fascinated by the question of how people maintain control over a subjugated population without resorting to daily violence. Here he argues that eighteenth-century Narragansett planters employed spatial control to this end. By housing “bondsmen,” as he terms them here, within their own homes, Rhode Island...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.193-222