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Our project seeks to compile information on the domestic architecture of slavery in Virginia. We gather information from archaeological sites, period documents such as census and tax records, and surviving buildings in rural and urban settings. Beyond facilitating scholarly research, we encourage public awareness and preservation of slave-related buildings, many of which are in danger of being lost due to neglect or purposeful demolition. Read our article, linked below, entitled Measuring Social, Spatial, and Temporal Dimensions of Virginia Slave Housing, published in the Vernacular Architecture Newsletter (Number 122, Winter 2009) for a summary of the project and its results.