In Small Things Forgotten

In Small Things Forgotten

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History is recorded in many ways. According to author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully by studying the small things so often forgotten. Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the cracks between large historical events and depict the intricacies of daily life. In his completely revised and expanded edition of In Small Things Forgotten, Deetz has added new sections that more fully acknowledge the presence of women and African Americans in Colonial America. New interpretations of archaeological finds detail how minorities influenced and were affected by the development of the Anglo-American tradition in the years following the settlers' arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Among Deetz's observations: Subtle changes in building long before the Revolutionary War hinted at the growing independence of the American colonies and their desire to be less like the British. Records of estate auctions show that many households in Colonial America contained only one chair--underscoring the patriarchal nature of the early American family. All other members of the household sat on stools or the floor. The excavation of a tiny community of freed slaves in Massachusetts reveals evidence of the transplantation of African culture to North America. Simultaneously a study of American life and an explanation of how American life is studied, In Small Things Forgotten, through the everyday details of ordinary living, colorfully depicts a world hundreds of years in the past.

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Genre : History
Author by : James Deetz
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2010-07-07
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780307874382


In Small Things Forgotten

In Small Things Forgotten

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An archaeological examination of Anglo-American culture

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Genre : History
Author by : James Deetz
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 1996
File : 184 Pages
ISBN : 9780385483995


In Small Things Forgotten

In Small Things Forgotten

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History is recorded in many ways. According to author James Deetz, the past is given new dimensions by studying the small things so often forgotten. Doorways, gravestones, musical instruments, and shards of pottery (objects so plain they would never be displayed in a museum) depict the intricacies of daily life. In this completely revised and expanded edition of In Small Things Forgotten, Deetz has added a chapter addressing the influence of African culture - a culture so strong it survived the Middle Passage and the oppression of slavery - on America in the years following the settler's arrival in Jamestown, Virginia. Simultaneously a study of American life and an explanation of how American life is studied, In Small Things Forgotten colorfully depicts a world hundreds of years in the past through the details of ordinary living.

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Genre : History
Author by : James Deetz
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Release : 1996
File : 284 Pages
ISBN : 1299175260


Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground

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Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial America.Through pre-Revolutionary period artifacts gathered from plantations and urban slave communities, Ferguson integrates folklore, history, and research to reveal how these enslaved people actually lived. Impeccably researched and beautifully written.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Leland Ferguson
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
Release : 2012-01-11
File : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9781588343581


Invitation To Archaeology

Invitation To Archaeology

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Review of the field for the amateur archaeologist, the beginning student, and the general reader.

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Genre : Archaeology
Author by : James Deetz
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Release : 1967
File : 150 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015002295783


Historical Archaeology

Historical Archaeology

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Historical Archaeology demonstrates the potential of adopting a flexible, encompassing definition of historical archaeology which involves the study of all societies with documentary evidence. It encourages research that goes beyond the boundaries between prehistory and history. Ranging in subject matter from Roman Britain and Classical Greece, to colonial Africa, Brazil and the United States, the contributors present a much broader range of perspectives than is currently the trend.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Pedro Paulo A. Funari
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-03-07
File : 376 Pages
ISBN : 9781134816163


A Guide To The Artifacts Of Colonial America

A Guide To The Artifacts Of Colonial America

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Back in print, this is the most accurate and useful reference for identifying Anglo-American colonial artifacts.

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Genre : History
Author by : Ivor Noel Hume
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2001-06-15
File : 323 Pages
ISBN : 0812217713


Black Feminist Archaeology

Black Feminist Archaeology

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Black feminist thought has developed in various parts of the academy for over three decades, but has made only minor inroads into archaeological theory and practice. Whitney Battle-Baptiste outlines the basic tenets of Black feminist thought and research for archaeologists and shows how it can be used to improve contemporary historical archaeology. She demonstrates this using Andrew Jackson‘s Hermitage, the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite in Massachusetts, and the Lucy Foster house in Andover, which represented the first archaeological excavation of an African American home. Her call for an archaeology more sensitive to questions of race and gender is an important development for the field.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Whitney Battle-Baptiste
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
File : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781351573559


The God Of Small Things

The God Of Small Things

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The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Arundhati Roy
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2011-07-27
File : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780307374677


Digging New Jersey S Past

Digging New Jersey S Past

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Winner of the 2003 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award Winner of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Book Award for Non-fiction scholarly book When people think of archaeology, they commonly think of unearthing the remains of ancient civilizations in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Central or South America. But some fascinating history can be found in your own New Jersey backyard 3/4 if you know where to look. Richard Veit takes readers on a well-organized guided tour through four hundred years of Garden State development as seen through archaeology in Digging New Jerseys Past. This illustrated guidebook takes readers to some of the states most interesting discoveries and tells us what has been learned or is being learned from them. The diverse array of archaeological sites, drawn from all parts of the state, includes a seventeenth-century Dutch trading post, the site of the Battle of Monmouth, the gravemarkers of freed slaves, and a 1920s railroad roundhouse, among others. Veit begins by explaining what archaeologists do: How do they know where to dig? What sites are likely to yield important information? How do archaeologists excavate a site? How are artifacts cataloged, stored, and interpreted? He then moves through the states history, from the contact of first peoples and explorers, to colonial homesteads, Revolutionary War battlefields, cemeteries, railroads, and factories. Veit concludes with some thoughts about the future of archaeological research in New Jersey and with suggestions on ways that interested individuals can become involved in the field.

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Genre : History
Author by : Richard F. Veit
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2002
File : 220 Pages
ISBN : 0813531136