Through careful study of historical records and evidence from archaeological records, Moyer identifies some important areas where black enslaved laborers played significant roles. . . .[and] she points out the ways in which the experiences and contributions of the Carroll family slaves were deleted from the conversations with tourists about the Carrolls.
In this well researched and pointedly critical book, Teresa S. Moyer has brought into view a failure that affects many museums, particularly those of the Southern United States, but also anywhere that slavery was part of America’s economic base.
--Museum Anthropology Review
Teresa Moyer’s book serves as an important bridge between the work of history, archaeology and modern activism: it gives a structure of how to begin to change the telling of the past.
--Anthropology Book Forum
Moyer has written a compelling book that accomplishes her goal of shining light on the history of the enslaved and free people of Mount Clare.
--Journal of Anthropological Research
This valuable book joins . . . other works calling for a more inclusive and just tackling of race at American historic sites.
--Journal of Southern History
Show[s] how much information a historical archaeologist can supply about the lives of enslaved.
--Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute