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Slavery Unearthed: Excavating The Past In Maryland

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The Vincendières, a French family from the colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), lived on a 748-acre plantation that they called L'Hermitage.
Kavitha Cardoza
The Vincendières, a French family from the colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), lived on a 748-acre plantation that they called L'Hermitage.

Archeologists in Fredrick, Md., are trying to piece together what the lives of slaves in the area might have been like by literally digging up the past. French refugee farmers from Haiti kept slaves there in the early 1800s and the National Park Service says the largest slave village in the Washington Metro region is buried on the grounds.

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