Clark Farm Tenant House
Archaeological Site

East Granby, Connecticut

Sources of More Information:


Adams, William H., Steven D. Smith, and Timothy B. Riordan. "An Historical Perspective on Tenant Farmer Material Culture," in William H. Adams, ed., Waverly Plantation: Ethnoarchaeology of a Tenant Farming Community (National Technical Information Service, 1980), pp. 285-97.

Bates, Albert Carlos. Historical Sketch of Turkey Hills and East Granby, Connecticut. Hartford, 1949.

________. Sundry Vital Records of and Pertaining to the Present Town of East Granby, Connecticut, 1737-1886. Hartford, 1947.

Clarke, Charles H. "East Granby," in J. Hammond Trumbull, The Memorial History of Hartford County, 2: 77- 84. Boston: Edward L. Osgood, 1888.

Drucker, Lesley M. and Ronald W. Anthony. Spiers Landing, an Archeological Approach to Tenant Life and Culture on Plantation Sites in the Old South. Florence, S.C.: Archeological Society of South Carolina, 1982.

Mascia, Sara F. Climbing the Agricultural Ladder: An Archaeological and Documentary Case Study of the Transition from Tenant to Farmer on a New England Farmstead. Ph.D. Dissertation, Boston University, 1994.

McCain, Diana Ross. Connecticut African American Soldiers in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Hartford: Connecticut Historical Commission, 2000.

Mullins, Paul R. Race and Affluence: An Archaeology of African America and Consumer Culture. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 1999.

Pierson, William D. Black Yankees: The Development of an Afro-American Subculture in Eighteenth-Century New England. Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.

Singleton, Theresa A. The Archaeology of Slavery and Plantation Life. New York: Academic Press, 1985.

Springman, Mary Jane and Betty Guinan. East Granby: the Evolution of a Connecticut Town. Canaan, N.H.: Phoenix Publishing, 1983

Walton, Emma Lee. The Clark Genealogy: Some Descendants of Daniel Clark, of Windsor, Conn., 1639-1913. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1913.

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