Through archaeological and archival research from sites associated with the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Disposing of Modernity explores the changing world of urban America at the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring excavations of trash deposited during the fair, Rebecca Graff’s first-of-its-kind study reveals changing consumer patterns, notions of domesticity and progress, and anxieties about the modernization of society.
Co-published with The Society for Historical Archaeology
Historical archaeology is the study of the material remains of past societies that also left behind some other form of historical evidence. The University Press of Florida and the Society for Historical Archaeology have worked together to present these volumes that embrace the interests of a diverse group of scholars representing the disciplines of anthropology, history, geography, and folklore.
There are 14 books in this series.