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The archaeology of liberty in an American capital [electronic resource] : excavations in Annapolis /
Mark P. Leone.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2005.
description
xxvi, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0520244508 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2005.
isbn
0520244508 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The importance of knowing Annapolis -- The research design -- Landscapes of power -- The rise of popular opinion -- Time and work discipline -- From Althusser and Luk√°cs to Habermas : archaeology in public in Annapolis -- African America -- What do we know?
catalogue key
11947247
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-306) and index.
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""The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital "is the work of a mature scholar reporting on one of the most important, large-scale, and long-range projects in contemporary American archaeology."--Randall McGuire, author of "The Archaeology of Inequality" "Many would argue the Mark Leone is the most distinguished practitioner of historical archaeology in the United States, and one of the most prominent in the world."--Thomas C. Patterson, coeditor of "Making Alternative Histories"
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" The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital is the work of a mature scholar reporting on one of the most important, large-scale, and long-range projects in contemporary American archaeology."--Randall McGuire, author of The Archaeology of Inequality "Many would argue the Mark Leone is the most distinguished practitioner of historical archaeology in the United States, and one of the most prominent in the world."--Thomas C. Patterson, coeditor of Making Alternative Histories
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Appeared in Choice on 2006-12-01:
This work is a culmination of over 20 years of investigation of dozens of archaeological sites in and around the city of Annapolis, conducted by Leone and his team of staff, students, and volunteers from the University of Maryland. At least two other studies have been published as part of this overall investigation of historic Annapolis: Public Archaeology in Annapolis, by Parker B. Potter (CH, Apr'95, 32-4578), and Race and Affluence: An Archaeology of African America and Consumer Culture, by Paul Mullins (CH, Feb'00, 37-3418). In this reviewed work, Leone demonstrates throughout eight chapters that despite antebellum racism and the dichotomy that existed in historic Annapolis between those few of wealth and power and the many in poverty and slavery, the ideology of individuality and resistance often came through in artifact and historical analysis. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries. B. C. Ryan Syracuse University
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"An ambitious book that has been thought out deeply and at length. . . . The most important book on historical archaeology in a generation."
"An ambitious book that has been thought out deeply and at length. . . . The most important book on historical archaeology in a generation."-- American Antiquity
"Many would argue the Mark Leone is the most distinguished practitioner of historical archaeology in the United States, and one of the most prominent in the world."
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""The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital "is the work of a mature scholar reporting on one of the most important, large-scale, and long-range projects in contemporary American archaeology."--Randall McGuire, author of "The Archaeology of Inequality ""Many would argue the Mark Leone is the most distinguished practitioner of historical archaeology in the United States, and one of the most prominent in the world."--Thomas C. Patterson, coeditor of "Making Alternative Histories"
Bowker Data Service Summary
Considering artefacts such as ceramics, spirit bundles, printer's type, & lanscapes, this volume explores how archaeology has revealed much about the daily life of African Americans and the poor in this state capital from colonial times.
Main Description
What do archaeological excavations in Annapolis, Maryland, reveal about daily life in the city's history? Considering artifacts such as ceramics, spirit bundles, printer's type, and landscapes, this engaging, generously illustrated, and original study illuminates the lives of the city's residents--walking, seeing, reading, talking, eating, and living together in freedom and in oppression for more than three hundred years. Interpreting the results of one of the most innovative projects in American archaeology, The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital speaks powerfully to the struggle for liberty among African Americans and the poor.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and Tables
Preface
The Importance of Knowing Annapolis
The Research Design
Landscapes of Power
The Rise of Popular Opinion
Time and Work Discipline
From Althusser and Lukacs to Habermas: Archaeology in Public in Annapolis
African America
What Do We Know?
Appendix
Works Cited
Index
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