The American Experience in Archaeological Perspective

Edited by Michael S. Nassaney, Western Michigan University

Series Description:

The University Press of Florida is proud to announce a new series in historical archaeology that focuses attention on a range of significant themes in the development of the modern world from an Americanist perspective. Each volume will explore an event, process, setting, or institution that played a formative role in the making of America. These comprehensive overviews underscore the theoretical, methodological, and substantive contributions that archaeology has made to the study of American history and culture. While these studies focus on historical archaeology in America, they will also have broader application to historical and anthropological inquiries in other parts of the world.

For more Information:

Michael S. Nassaney
Department of Anthropology
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5032
michael.nassaney@wmich.edu




There are 20 books in this series.


Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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The Archaeology of Consumer Culture

Americans have long identified themselves with material goods. In this study, Paul Mullins sifts through this continent's historical archaeological record to trace the evolution of North American consumer culture.

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The Archaeology of Forts and Battlefields

This book discusses some of the most dynamic archaeological projects that have been conducted at many of the most exciting forts and battlefields throughout the United States.

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The Archaeology of American Capitalism

Christopher Matthews offers a fresh look at the historic material culture and social meaning of capitalism in this wide-ranging and compelling study. 

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The Archaeology of Clothing and Bodily Adornment in Colonial America

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The Archaeology of American Labor and Working-Class Life

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The Archaeology of Alcohol and Drinking

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The Archaeology of North American Farmsteads

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The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America

Orser shows how historical archaeology can contribute to the study of race through the conscious examination of material culture. He argues that race has not always been defined by skin color; through time, its meaning has changed.

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The Archaeology of Institutional Confinement

Casella exposes the diversity of power relations that structure many of America's confinement institutions. She weaves together themes of punishment, involuntary labor, personal dignity, and social identity.

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The Archaeology of Collective Action