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    The Duties of an Overseer

    The Duties of an Overseer

    This lesson plan is designed to allow students to use Oakland Plantation overseer Seneca Pace's 1860 journal to learn about everyday life on an antebellum cotton plantation.

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Oak Allee

The shaded avenues of live oak trees were called "Allées". In addition to sheltering the house entrances from strong Louisiana sunlight, the trees helped to cool by drafting breezes from the river.