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Kelly Houston Jones: “Absentee Plantations in the Mississippi Valley”
November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Throughout the Mississippi Valley, including Arkansas, the actual owners of many plantations did not live on-site. This talk examines these operations, asking questions about their management and similarity to absentee-owned plantations in the Caribbean. Perhaps most important, what was life like for enslaved people on places with no white family in the “big house”?
Evenings with History, Sponsored by the University History Institute and the Department of History. For more information visit ualr.edu/history/history-institute