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It’s Time to Shut Down Plantation Weddings and Rethink Plantation Tourism

Are we close to reconciling the relationship between horrific history, capitalism, weddings, and slavery?

Tourists look at mannequins in the former slave quarters of the Boone Hill Plantation on July 16, 2015 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

Plantation tourism has an image problem. By evidence of the sheer numbers of plantation bed and breakfasts, wedding locations, and family reunion offerings, these…

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