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A Tale of Two Plantations

Based on the research of Richard S. Dunn, the Tale of Two Plantations website provides a glimpse into the lives of about 2,000 slaves at Mesopotamia plantation, a sugar estate in western Jamaica, and Mount Airy plantation in tidewater Virginia. The site covers two overlapping time periods, 1762 to 1833 at Mesopotamia, and 1808 to 1865 at Mount Airy. One significant point of contrast between the...