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Books by Charles E. Orser Jr.

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Living Ceramics, Storied Ground: A History of African American Archaeology

Exploring the archaeological study of enslavement and emancipation in the United States, this book discusses significant findings, the attitudes and approaches of past researchers, and the development of the field.

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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.