July 15, 2024

Doug Sanford

Douglas W. Sanford, professor and chair of the Department of Historic Preservation, contributed the article “Slave Housing” to the two-volume World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States, edited by Martha B. Katz-Hyman and Kym S. Rice (Greenwood, 2011). 

Much of the information for Sanford’s article developed out of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant project headed by Sanford and Dennis Pogue, of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon, on the variety of housing arrangements for slaves in Virginia, based on archaeological, architectural, and documentary evidence.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.