These pillars are only thing that remains of this once sprawling plantation in Talladega County, Alabama. Photo by Michelle Summers

Share this on Facebook download .zip with all pictures

> The point I am making is that when you go to plantations, it strikes me that the primary focus is, precisely, on the grounds and architecture whereas it really should be about the atrocity that the compounds represent.

Perhaps it’s because we already know about this.

Every class about American history has several sections dedicated to the slave trade.

If we go to a plantation, what else is there to look at besides the grounds and the architecture.

Yeah, some might still have the slave pins there. But what are you going to do beyond “Oh, look. This where they would keep slaves.”

You going to hire a bunch of black people to pretend to be slaves so we can focus more on that than the present architecture?

The majority of plantation grounds just don’t show signs of slavery. Like I said, there’s one, maybe two rooms where it’s obvious that these were slave rooms.

>Imagine if you went to a concentration camp and the tour was all about camp life and where the various forced laborers worked and what they produced in order to maintain the camp and you got a tour of the camp commander’s fine living quarters where he received prominent guests and … oh, yeah, something about people dying. I’m saying the emphasis is off, and even rather fucked up in those places.

Because in a Concentration Camp, it’s much more immediately obvious what went on there. They have room upon room upon room upon room dedicated to enslaving Jews and killing them.

“Fine quarters” made up less than, probably, %1 of the entire camp.

Not to mention that the Nazis kept strict documentation of what they did. Which Jews were killed, how many rounds were fired, how long the furnaces were running, how far the construction got, new arrivals, guard shifts, schedules.

Plantation owners didn’t.

Humans are visual creatures.

Let me lay this out for you.

Plantation:

“Over there’s the fields where slaves were made to pick cotton, over there’s the barn where slaves were made to take care of cattle. And over there are the pins they were held in. Okay! Tour over! Go home!”

Concentration Camp:

“This is the room where illegal tests were performed on Jews. We have Nazi documents showing it was this doctor and this doctor and this doctor. Over here’s the oven where Jews were cremated after dying. We have Nazi documents showing the workers who were cremated. Here are where the Jews slept. We have Nazi documents and guard shifts and schedules. Here’s the “shower” room where Jews would be gassed to death, we have the scratches left on the walls left by dying inmates and Nazi documents on which Jews were gassed. Over here is where new arrivals were sorted. We have Nazi documents showing how many were immediately killed and how many were turned into forced labor. Here’s the Camp Commandant’s office. We have Nazi documents blah-blah.”

Concentration Camps and Plantations are really two different things.

>Another question; I’m not to familiar with AbandondPorn, but would pictures of concentration camps or forced labor camps be accepted just the same?

As they’re typically owned by the State of Germany (or whatever State they’re in.) and turned into memorials, as well as up kept by the State, probably not. They’re typically not “abandoned”.

Latest Comments
  1. dorothywarkocz5 December 27, 2016
  2. Titus16 December 18, 2016
  3. guin7865 December 1, 2016
  4. Mcaaast9 November 26, 2016
  5. Rodel November 19, 2016
  6. Aselme November 15, 2016
  7. czakNorris1 October 20, 2016
  8. Xojyw October 15, 2016
  9. LatashiaReece October 14, 2016
  10. Daros October 14, 2016
  11. Yuania September 30, 2016
  12. Ludser September 29, 2016
  13. LatashiaReece September 26, 2016
  14. RomaMcray September 24, 2016
  15. codayrzeszow September 19, 2016
  16. ArletteMaddix September 13, 2016
  17. Darpolo September 11, 2016
  18. DonnieHeinlein August 29, 2016
  19. lawvercool3 August 26, 2016
  20. LeotaBerkeley August 26, 2016
  21. Mcglade666 August 3, 2016
  22. Tryt July 26, 2016
  23. Odynu July 22, 2016
  24. Tiarad July 20, 2016
  25. GaleBostick July 9, 2016
  26. Iaor July 2, 2016
  27. ucid June 29, 2016
  28. UrsulaNeel June 22, 2016
  29. Xojyw June 15, 2016
  30. Imem June 10, 2016
  31. Tiarad June 7, 2016
  32. Rynepi June 4, 2016
  33. Burageorm June 4, 2016
  34. Laeld May 30, 2016
  35. Rac May 30, 2016
  36. wasdenmzd May 20, 2016
  37. Ongha May 18, 2016
  38. Eldrdan May 2, 2016
  39. Ceribo April 29, 2016
  40. Lucessinger98 April 29, 2016
  41. Nyest April 24, 2016
  42. fogleodelia April 23, 2016
  43. VinitaRezendes April 23, 2016
  44. chrisman9020 April 21, 2016
  45. Lucessinger98 April 13, 2016
  46. Ashend April 13, 2016
  47. StacyHickox April 3, 2016
  48. Iworo April 1, 2016
  49. LeotaBerkeley March 18, 2016
  50. Queton March 17, 2016
  51. Dokeg March 13, 2016
  52. Ashend March 8, 2016
  53. southwickship5 March 7, 2016
  54. Ashend March 4, 2016
  55. Unthon February 28, 2016
  56. Issdar February 27, 2016
  57. YaekoPendelton February 24, 2016
  58. Nitanen February 22, 2016
  59. RomaMcray February 21, 2016
  60. Odynu February 18, 2016
  61. Endvesa February 16, 2016
  62. Queighty January 22, 2016
  63. Undihin January 20, 2016
  64. czakNorris1 January 10, 2016
  65. DavisGroce January 6, 2016
  66. kolinmcrae January 5, 2016
  67. MilagroConti January 4, 2016
  68. StacyHickox January 3, 2016
  69. Daros December 24, 2015
  70. Ashend December 16, 2015
  71. Darpolo December 13, 2015
  72. southwickship5 November 30, 2015
  73. Oughumde November 22, 2015
  74. RobbynDosch November 7, 2015
  75. panzergeneral October 29, 2015
  76. Darpolo October 28, 2015
  77. Uskunte October 25, 2015
  78. urnisaw October 25, 2015
  79. Nyill October 23, 2015
  80. wasdenmzd October 21, 2015
  81. LucienneDewees October 20, 2015
  82. Fitinack October 14, 2015
  83. Esstiaing October 9, 2015
  84. Radbel October 8, 2015
Comments are closed.
Click on Like Page, to get new amazing photo every day on facebook.