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The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis / Edition 1

The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis / Edition 1

by Mark Leone
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520244504
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/29/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
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

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1. The Importance of Knowing Annapolis
2. The Research Design
3. Landscapes of Power
4. The Rise of Popular Opinion
5. Time and Work Discipline
6. From Althusser and Lukács to Habermas: Archaeology in Public in Annapolis
7. African America
8. What Do We Know?

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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

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