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American Artifacts: Monocacy Slave Quarters

Joy Beasley, Cultural Resources Program Manager of the Monocacy Battleground.

Joy Beasley, Cultural Resources Program Manager of the Monocacy Battleground.

Washington, DC
Sunday, January 2, 2011

Joy Beasley, Cultural Resources Program manager at Monocacy National Battlefield, describes the recent discovery and effort to excavate a 200 year-old slave quarters. The discovery took place on the National Park Service property near the site of the Best Family Farm, built in the 1790s by a family of French Caribbean immigrants who owned about ninety slaves.

Updated: Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2:48pm (ET)

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