Hello H-CivWar readers,
today we continue our multipart video interview series with Ana-Lucia Araujo. We chat about Mount Vernon and how Washington's home has addressed the story of enslaved people.
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Ana-Lucia Araujo via Zoom. We talked about her new book Slavery in the Age of Memory
Engaging the Past, which came out in October 2020 with Bloomsbury Academic. The interview is broken up so that you can easily use the material in class.
Ana Lucia Araujo is Professor of History at Howard University. She is the author of Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic World (2010), Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage and Slavery (2014), Brazil through French Eyes: A Nineteenth-Century Artist in Brazil (2015), and Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History (2017).
These videos are also available on this Playlist
We continue our conversation about Mount Vernon and specifically the Slave Cemetery and monuments:
To close with Mount Vernon, we look at the segregated nature of the site and how one still has to almost search for the slave quarters: