The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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 residentswalking, 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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Mark P. Leone is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is coauthor, with Neil A. Silberman, of
Invisible America (1995), and coeditor, with Parker B. Potter, of Recovery of Meaning: Historical Archaeology in the Eastern United States (1988), among other books.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and TablesPreface1. The Importance of Knowing Annapolis2. The Research Design3. Landscapes of Power4. The Rise of Popular Opinion5. Time and Work Discipline6. From Althusser and Lukács to Habermas: Archaeology in Public in Annapolis7. African America8. What Do We Know?AppendixWorks Cited
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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."American Antiquity