Contemporary Plantation Weddings

I am an independent scholar interested in critical analysis of contemporary plantation weddings. One component of plantation weddings is the participation of an officiating clergy member conducting the wedding. I plan to publish on this subject in a scholarly venue and in other media, though I am also interested in possible discussion on this topic.

There has been considerable commentary in the media, but I don't find much scholarly analysis. This is a topic with an intersection of the issues of race, religion, history, historical memory, gender, cultural geography, and slavery. 

Plantation Weddings

I am interested in critical analysis of plantation weddings. One component of plantation weddings is the participation of an officiating clergy member conducting the wedding. 

I have looked on JSTOR and found nothing. I have found online one article about plantation weddings in Louisiana literature, but otherwise nothing. 

Re: Plantation Weddings

Hi Edward, I did a chapter on slave weddings in North Carolina in my 2007 monograph, "Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina." (University Press of Mississippi) where I discuss the participation of black preachers and the meanings derived from such events by the enslaved community. All best, Becky

Plantation Weddings

I am interested in critical analysis of contemporary plantation weddings. Plantations are prominent in the popular historical imagination. Contemporary plantation weddings involve the intersections of gender, cultural geography, race, class, history, historical memory, religion and popular culture. Yet I am not finding anything in terms of critical analysis.  

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