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Archaeologies of African American life in the upper Mid-Atlantic

Author: Michael J Gall; Richard F Veit
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection provides a broad overview of the historical archaeology of African American life from the early 18th to the mid-20th century in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southeastern New York"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Local history
Electronic books
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Archaeologies of African American life in the upper Mid-Atlantic.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University of Ala bama Press, c2017
272 pages
2017004052.
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Gall; Richard F Veit
ISBN: 9780817391508 0817391509
OCLC Number: 1005664284
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: Exploring and contextualizing African American life in a cultural borderland, 1690s to 1950s / Michael J. Gall and Richard F. Veit --
Part I. Slavery and material culture --
Identifying an eighteenth-century slave quarter complex at the Cedar Creek Road site in southern Delaware / William B. Liebeknecht --
Colonoware in the upper Mid-Atlantic and Northeast / Keri J. Sansevere --
An archaeological view of slavery and social relations at Rock Hall, Lawrence, New York / Ross Thomas Rava and Christopher N. Matthews --
Part II. Housing, community, and labor --
Navigation and negotiation : adaptive strategies of a Free African American family in central Delaware / Michael J. Gall, Glenn R. Modica, and Tabitha C. Hilliard --
The material culture of tenancy : excavations at an African American tenant farm, Christiana, Pennsylvania / James A. Delle --
Mapping Marshalltown : documentary archaeology of a southern New Jersey landscape of emancipation / Janet L. Sheridan --
Tenants on the woodlot : the Bird-Houston site, St. Georges Hundred, Delaware / Jason P. Shellenhamer and John Bedell --
The relationships of race, class, and food in the African American community of Timbuctoo, New Jersey / Christopher Barton --
Part III. Death and memorialization --
"Born a slave, died free" : antebellum African American gravemarkers in northern New Jersey / Richard F. Veit and Mark Nonestied --
Above the valley and below the radar : Mount Gilead African Methodist Episcopal Church and its community / Meagan M. Ratini --
An African American Union soldier remembered : James Elbert and the African Union Church Cemetery in Polktown, Delaware / David Orr --
Part IV. Reflections --
Reflections on dynamic African American social cultures and communities in upper Mid-Atlantic, 1610s to 1950s / Christopher C. Fennell --
African American cultures and place in the greater Delaware Valley borderland --
1620s to 1920s / Lu Ann De Cunzo.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Gall and Richard F. Veit.

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