Archives, Representativeness, and the Inner Life of Slaves

28 Jan

In the process of commenting on a new book–A Tale of Two Plantations by Richard S. Dunn–historian Jessica Parr offers some fine thinking about a key question for historical understanding and writing:

The question remains . . . beyond variety, how can historians best compensate for weakness in sources when it comes to reconstructing invisible, or obscured pasts?

You can read Parr’s entire Junto post here: Archives, Representativeness, and the Inner Life of Slaves « The Junto.

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