I, Too, Am America / Edition 1

I, Too, Am America / Edition 1

by Theresa A. Singleton
     
 

ISBN-10: 081391843X

ISBN-13: 9780813918433

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: University of Virginia

The moral mission archaeology set in motion by black activists in the 1960s and 1970s sought to tell the story of Americans, particularly African Americans, forgotten by the written record. Today, the archaeological study of African-American life is no longer simply an effort to capture unrecorded aspects of black history or to exhume the heritage of a neglected

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The moral mission archaeology set in motion by black activists in the 1960s and 1970s sought to tell the story of Americans, particularly African Americans, forgotten by the written record. Today, the archaeological study of African-American life is no longer simply an effort to capture unrecorded aspects of black history or to exhume the heritage of a neglected community. Archaeologists now recognize that one cannot fully comprehend the European colonial experience in the Americas without understanding its African counterpart.

This collection of essays reflects and extends the broad spectrum of scholarship arising from this expanded definition of African-American archaeology, treating such issues as the analysis and representation of cultural identity, race, gender, and class; cultural interaction and change; relations of power and domination; and the sociopolitics of archaeological practice. "I, Too, Am America" expands African-American archaeology into an inclusive historical vision and identifies promising areas for future study.

University of Virginia Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813918433
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
421,091
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
1An Introduction to African-American Archaeology1
Pt. IAfrican-American Identity and Material Culture
2West Africanist Reflections on African-American Archaeology21
3Archaeology at Flowerdew Hundred39
4African Inspirations in a New World Art and Artifact: Decorated Pipes from the Chesapeake47
5Colonoware Pottery, Chesapeake Pipes, and "Uncritical Assumptions"83
6"The Cross Is a Magic Sign": Marks on Eighteenth-Century Bowls from South Carolina116
7Oceans Apart: Africanist Perspectives on Diaspora Archaeology132
Pt. IIPlantation Contexts
8Constructing Difference: The Social and Spatial Order of the Chesapeake Plantation159
9Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Caribbean Plantation173
10"Your Humble Servant": Free Artisans in the Monticello Community193
11Food Supply and Plantation Social Order: An Archaeological Perspective218
12Museums and American Slavery240
Pt. IIIBeyond the Plantation
13Fort Mose: Earliest Free African-American Town in the United States261
14Elmwood: The Archaeology of Twentieth-Century African-American Pioneers in the Great North Woods283
Pt. IVEpilogue
15Artifacts, Ethnicity, and the Archaeology of African Americans299
References311
Contributors351
Index353

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