Laurie A. Wilkie
Creating Freedom: Material Culture and African American Identity at Oakley Plantation, Louisiana, 1840-1950
Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 2000.
"In Creating Freedom, historical anthropologist Laurie Wilkie examines the lives of four black families who lived at Oakley Plantation in south Louisiana's West Feliciana Parish over the course of one hundred years. Using an innovativve blend of archaeological evidence and oral interviews, as well as written documents, she builds a composite of their daily existence that is at once riveting and humanizing in its detail and invaluable in its broader applications."