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Author Leone, Mark P.

Title The archaeology of liberty in an American capital : excavations in Annapolis / Mark P. Leone
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 327 pages) : illustrations
Contents The importance of knowing Annapolis -- The research design -- Landscapes of power -- The rise of popular opinion -- Time and work discipline -- From Althusser and Lukács to Habermas : archaeology in public in Annapolis -- African America -- What do we know?
Summary What do archaeological excavations in Annapolis, Maryland, reveal about daily life in the city's history? Considering artifacts such as ceramics, spirit bundles, printer's type, and landscapes, this engaging, generously illustrated, and original study illuminates the lives of the city's residents--walking, seeing, reading, talking, eating, and living together in freedom and in oppression for more than three hundred years. Interpreting the results of one of the most innovative projects in American archaeology, The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital speaks powerfully to the struggle for liberty among African Americans and the poor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-306) and index
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Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- Maryland -- Annapolis -- History.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Maryland -- Annapolis.
Power (Social sciences) -- Maryland -- Annapolis -- History.
Annapolis (Md.) -- Antiquities.
Annapolis (Md.) -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Annapolis (Md.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005005761
ISBN 0520931890 (electronic bk.)
1423755510 (electronic bk.)
1598759353
9780520931893 (electronic bk.)
9781423755517 (electronic bk.)
9781598759358