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Author Agbe-Davies, Anna, author.

Title Tobacco, pipes, and race in colonial Virginia : little tubes of mighty power / Anna S. Agbe-Davies
Published Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Classification, or, This is not a pipe -- "The Subberbs of James Cittie" -- Jamestown, cities and crafts -- Moving pipes through social and physical space -- Little Tubes of Mighty Power, or, Doing Things with Words
Summary "Tobacco, Pipes, and Race in Colonial Virginia investigates the economic and social power that surrounded the production and use of tobacco pipes in colonial Virginia and the difficulty of correlating objects with cultural identities. A common artifact in colonial period sites, previous publications on this subject have focused on the decorations on the pipes or which ethnic group produced and used the pipes, 'European, ' 'African, ' or 'Indian.' This book weaves together new interpretations, analytical techniques, classification schemes, historical background, and archaeological methods and theory. Special attention is paid to the subfield of African diaspora research to display the complexities of understanding this class of material culture. This fascinating study is accessible to the undergraduate reader, as well as to graduate students and scholars"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Material culture -- Virginia -- History
Archaeology and history -- Virginia
Ethnoarchaeology -- Virginia
Material culture -- Virginia -- History
Social archaeology -- Virginia
Tobacco pipes -- Economic aspects -- Virginia -- History
Tobacco pipes -- Social aspects -- Virginia -- History
African Americans -- Material culture.
Archaeology and history.
HISTORY -- United States -- Colonial Period (1600-1775)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Manners and customs.
Material culture.
Race relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
Social archaeology.
Tobacco pipes -- Economic aspects.
Tobacco pipes -- Social aspects.
Virginia -- Antiquities.
Virginia -- Race relations -- History
Virginia -- Social life and customs -- To 1775.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611323975