The American Experience in Archaeological Perspective

Edited by Michael S. Nassaney; and Krysta Ryzewski, Wayne Sate 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
(269) 387-3981
Fax: 269-387-3970
michael.nassaney@wmich.edu

Krysta Ryzewski
Wayne Sate University
Dept. of Anthropology
Detroit, MI 48202
krysta.ryzewski@wayne.edu


There are 25 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 Gender in Historic America

From domestic spaces to the public square, Deborah Rotman contextualizes gender and the associated social relationships from the colonial period through the twentieth century.

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The Archaeology of American Cemeteries and Gravemarkers

From the practices of historic period Native American groups to elite mausoleums, and from almshouse mass graves to the rise in popularity of green burials today, The Archaeology of Cemeteries and Gravemarkers provides an overview of the many facets of this fascinating topic.

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The Archaeology of American Cities

The Archaeology of American Cities utilizes the material culture of the past to highlight recurring themes that reflect distinctive characteristics of urban life in the United States.

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The Archaeology of Citizenship

While the subject of citizenship has often been examined from a sociological, historical, or legal perspective, historical archaeologists have yet to fully explore the material aspects of these social boundaries. The Archaeology of Citizenship uses the material record to explore what it means to be an American.

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The Archaeology of Antislavery Resistance

This volume focuses on the evolution of antislavery resistance by examining material culture, documents, oral traditions, and other evidence that illustrate how enslaved people fought for their freedom.

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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