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Nellie Arnold Plummer and  Robert Plummer, twin siblings. Photo courtesy of Rev. Jerome Fowler.
Nellie and Robert Plummer

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Resarch by Museum staff and visiting scholars provides the information through which the interpretation of material culture is made possible. The essays below situate the Plummer Diary in the past, helping the reader to better understand the Diary.

The essays are divided into two categories: scholarly and general. The scholarly essays were written by subject area experts for an academic audience. The general essays were written by an educator to be used as resources for teachers. Both sets of essays discuss the Plummer-Arnold Family, slavery in Prince George's County, and the family in slavery.

 

Alexandria Slave Pen (Price, Birch, & Co.  dealers in slaves), Alexandria, Virginia, ca. 1861-1869. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Sarah Miranda Plummer, the daughter of Adam Francis Plummer and Emily Saunders Arnold, was held in captivity for a period in the above pictured slave pen. Slave Pen (Price, Birch, & Co. dealers in slaves), Alexandria, Virginia, ca. 1861-1869. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.


Scholarly Essays

The Plummer Family and Slavery In Maryland

The Family During Slavery


General Essays

Adam Francis Plummer

                                       Slavery in Maryland

 

 
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