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In The Shadows Book

By Mark Brown, Executive Director, Belmont Mansion

and Dr. Erica Hayden, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, Trevecca University

In The Shadows: The Enslaved People and Estate Workers of Belmont Mansion

 

It is our primary mission at Belmont Mansion to tell the entire story of life at Belmont from the time Adelicia Franklin purchased the property in 1849 until the last family member left in 1886. We also strive to tell the story of all the people who lived and worked on this estate. This includes those who were enslaved here and those who were hired by the family to work in the house and on the grounds or at Montvale, the adjoining garden farm.

 

The booklet is divided into three sections: an overview of the staff both before and after the Civil War, detailed lists of the enslaved people and hired workers, and transcripts of original documents. While the information seen herein regarding the enslaved people and the hired staff at Belmont is minimal, it is hoped this publication will enable other researchers to connect the information with their research.

Published by the Belmont Mansion Association

Nashville, TN

2018, Fourth Printing

ISBN: 9780692159255

Paperback, 64 pages, with color illustrations

Dimensions: 8.5"h x 5.5"w x 0.13"d

 

$14.95

Members $13.45

(includes shipping and handling)

Shipped via USPS Media Mail Service within continental U.S. only.

 

Purchasing a gift and wish to include a note? Email museumshop@belmont.edu with your desired message after you place your order and we will include it on a note card with your gift’s shipment.

WEDDINGS & RENTALS

Visit BelmontMansionEvents.com to review our Event, Wedding and Elopement options. 

All previews and meetings regarding weddings or other rental events are available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or inquire

about an event,  please contact the Director of Weddings & Rentals after reviewing the website. 

GPS ADDRESS

Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212

MAILING ADDRESS

1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212

615-460-5459

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