Archaeology of Southern Urban Landscapes / Edition 2

Archaeology of Southern Urban Landscapes / Edition 2

by Amy L Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817310304

ISBN-13: 9780817310301

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

The rapid growth and development of urban areas in the South have resulted in an increase in the number of urban archaeology projects required by federal and state agencies. These projects provide opportunities not only to investigate marginal areas between the town and countryside but also to recover information long buried beneath the earliest urban structures.

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Overview

The rapid growth and development of urban areas in the South have resulted in an increase in the number of urban archaeology projects required by federal and state agencies. These projects provide opportunities not only to investigate marginal areas between the town and countryside but also to recover information long buried beneath the earliest urban structures. Such projects have also created a need for a one-volume update on archaeology as it is practiced in the urban areas of the southeastern United States.

Archaeology of Southern Urban Landscapes will assist practitioners and scholars in the burgeoning fields of urban and landscape archaeology by treating the South as a distinctive social, geographic, and material entity and by focusing on the urban South rather than the stereotypical South of rural plantations. The case studies in this volume span the entire southeastern United States, from Annapolis to New Orleans and from colonial times to the 19th century. The authors address questions involving the function of cities, interregional diversity, the evolution of the urban landscape, and the impact of the urban landscape on southern culture. By identifying the relationship between southern culture and the South's urban landscapes, this book will help us understand the built landscape of the past and predict future growth in the region.

The volume includes:
 

Introduction: Urban Archaeology in the South, Amy L. Young
 

Southern Town Plans, Storytelling, and Historical Archaeology, Linda Derry
 

Mobile's Waterfront: The Development of a Port City, Bonnie L. Gums and George W. Shorter Jr.
 

Urbanism in the Colonial South: The Development of Seventeenth-Century Jamestown, Audrey J. Horning
 

Archaeology at Covington, Kentucky: A Particularly "Northern-looking" Southern City, Robert A. Genheimer
 

Charleston's Powder Magazine and the Development of a Southern City, Martha A. Zierden
 

Archaeology and the African-American Experience in the Urban South, J. W. Joseph
 

Ethnicity in the Urban Landscape: The Archaeology of Creole New Orleans, Shannon Lee Dawdy
 

Developing Town Life in the South: Archaeological Investigations at Blount Mansion, Amy L. Young
 

The Making of the Ancient City: Annapolis in the Antebellum Era, Christopher N. Matthews
 

Urban Archaeology in Tennessee: Exploring the Cities of the Old South, Patrick H. Garrow
 

Archaeological Views of Southern Culture and Urban Life, Paul R. Mullins and Terry H. Klein

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817310301
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures and Tables,
Acknowledgments,
Introduction: Urban Archaeology in the South Amy L. Young,
1 - Southern Town Plans, Storytelling, and Historical Archaeology Linda Derry,
2 - Mobile's Waterfront: The Development of a Port City Bonnie L. Gums and George W. Shorter, Jr.,
3 - Urbanism in the Colonial South: The Development of Seventeenth-Century Jamestown Audrey J. Horning,
4 - Archaeology at Covington, Kentucky: A Particularly "Northern-looking" Southern City Robert A. Genheimer,
5 - Charleston's Powder Magazine and the Development of a Southern City Martha A. Zierden,
6 - Archaeology and the African-American Experience in the Urban South J. W. Joseph,
7 - Ethnicity in the Urban Landscape: The Archaeology of Creole New Orleans Shannon Lee Dawdy,
8 - Developing Town Life in the South: Archaeological Investigations at Blount Mansion Amy L. Young,
9 - The Making of the Ancient City: Annapolis in the Antebellum Era Christopher N. Matthews,
10 - Urban Archaeology in Tennessee: Exploring the Cities of the Old South Patrick H. Garrow,
11 - Archaeological Views of Southern Culture and Urban Life Paul R. Mullins and Terry H. Klein,
References,
Index,
Contributors,

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