The American Experience in Archaeological Perspective

Edited by Michael S. Nassaney, Professor oF ANTHROPOLOGY

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
Professor oF ANTHROPOLOGY
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
KALAMAZOO, MI 49008-5306
(269) 387-3981
Fax: 269-387-3970
michael.nassaney@wmich.edu


There are 23 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 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