Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day Trip Day 3 - The Hermitage

On day 3 of our road trip we toured The Hermitage, the plantation home of our 7th president, Andrew Jackson. The door of his palatial mansion is contrasted with the door to one of his slave quarters located about 100 yards behind the mansion. Jackson owned up to 150 slaves to provide labor for his plantation although he was not the only president to hold slaves. He is also notorious for aggressive enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, which resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

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caite said... [Reply to comment]

Indeed, quite a contrast in doors, isn't it.

DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like you're finding plenty of sights to see on your road trip.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Glad to see you are keeping us posted. I've toured several old plantations and mansions in Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Funny thing is that they all claim that the original owners treated their slaves great!! Not like those other owners.

Cheri said... [Reply to comment]

Great photos and very intersting post. Hope you are haaving a great time!

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

the doors say a lot when you know who owned them.