I must admit I assumed you were talking about weddings on plantations during slavery. Interesting. I had no idea there was a current practice of plantation weddings. A little google search informs that apparently this is a thing. For those as unaware as I, here's a 2014 article in Salon and A 2017 article on attn.com. Startling stuff.
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I am inquiring about the current practice of Americans having plantation weddings. This has been reported and criticized in the press, but I haven't found anything in the academic press.
As in "jumping over the broom" weddings?
I might also point H-AmStdy readers to a recent essay in the ISSF Policy Series over at H-Diplo.
Excellent! Thank you.
I wonder if it might also be useful to think about this in terms of the Historic Natchez Tableaux, which features a performance of the wedding of Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell.
I would recommend checking out this book if you haven't already: Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender, and Nostalgia in the Imagined South by Tara McPherson. Good luck!
Ok...thanks for clarification....interested in the followup material too.
BTW, some contemporary weddings do incorporate the bridal broom tradition as acknowledgement to African-American heritage.
Not sure any of THOSE are on plantations though. That would be an interesting thing to find out...