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Antebellum (pre-1861-65 Civil War) homes are concentrated in LA and MS. Most plantations (slave labor camps) had extensive fields, worked by Black slaves growing cotton, sugarcane, rice or indigo.

Some mansions, like Oak Alley, are on the plantation grounds. Others, like Stanton Hall, were in a city--but served as plantation headquarters and family home.

Some properties have been divided up, and rely on tourists for massive upkeep expenses. Many do not allow indoor photography.

The Galveston, Natchez, Natchez Trace and New Orleans galleries offer related images of period town homes, some quite large, that were never part of plantations.

This gallery does not attempt to show or explain, and certainly not justify, the slave labor system that existed until 1865 and continued, with alterations, until the rise of mechanized agriculture early in the 20th century.

These images are only offered here. The copyright watermark does not appear.

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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Buildings
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Keywords:American, Civil, South, South, War, antebellum, cane, civil, cotton, mansion, plantation, plantation, privilege, rights, slavery, southern, southern, sugar, white

OAK ALLEY #34 (Vacherie LA)D'EVEREUX #1 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)D'EVEREUX #2 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)D'EVEREUX #3 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)DUNLEITH #1 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)DUNLEITH #2 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)DUNLEITH #3 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)DUNLEITH #4 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)DUNLEITH #5 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)DUNLEITH #6 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)DUNLEITH #7 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)DUNLEITH #8 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)DUNLEITH #9 (Natchez Trace Natchez MS)MELROSE #1 (Melrose LA)MELROSE #2 (Melrose LA)MELROSE #3 (Melrose LA)MELROSE #4 (Melrose LA)MELROSE #5 (Melrose LA)MELROSE #6 (Melrose LA)MELROSE #7 (Melrose LA)