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In small things forgotten : [an archaeology of early American life]

Author: James Deetz
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded and rev. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Deetz, James.
In small things forgotten.
New York : Anchor Books, 1996
(OCoLC)903849372
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Deetz
ISBN: 0385483996 9780385483995 9781299175266 1299175260
OCLC Number: 34116933
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Description: xiii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Recalling Things Forgotten: Archaeology and the American Artifact --
2. The Anglo-American Past --
3. All the Earthenware Plain and Flowered --
4. Remember Me as You Pass By --
5. I Would Have the Howse Stronge in Timber --
6. Small Things Remembered --
7. Parting Ways --
8. The African American Past --
9. Small Things Forgotten.
Responsibility: James Deetz ; illustrated by Amy Elizabeth Grey.
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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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