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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.

At L'Hermitage in Frederick, Md., archeologists are uncovering slave cabins and artifacts, including some owned by the Vincendieres family. The family had 90 slaves -- roughly 10 times the number you'd expect for that time -- and archeologists are making some interesting discoveries as they piece together the past.

[Music: "Dry Your Tears, Afrika" by John Williams from Amistad]

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