Princeton University Library Catalog

Archaeologies of African American life in the upper Mid-Atlantic / edited by Michael J. Gall and Richard F. Veit.

Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2017]
272 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"This collection provides a broad overview of the historical archaeology of African American life from the early 18th to the mid-20th century in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southeastern New York"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Exploring and contextualizing African American life in a cultural borderland, 1690s to 1950s / Michael J. Gall and Richard F. Veit -- Part I. Slavery and material culture -- Identifying an eighteenth-century slave quarter complex at the Cedar Creek Road site in southern Delaware / William B. Liebeknecht -- Colonoware in the upper Mid-Atlantic and Northeast / Keri J. Sansevere -- An archaeological view of slavery and social relations at Rock Hall, Lawrence, New York / Ross Thomas Rava and Christopher N. Matthews -- Part II. Housing, community, and labor -- Navigation and negotiation : adaptive strategies of a Free African American family in central Delaware / Michael J. Gall, Glenn R. Modica, and Tabitha C. Hilliard -- The material culture of tenancy : excavations at an African American tenant farm, Christiana, Pennsylvania / James A. Delle -- Mapping Marshalltown : documentary archaeology of a southern New Jersey landscape of emancipation / Janet L. Sheridan -- Tenants on the woodlot : the Bird-Houston site, St. Georges Hundred, Delaware / Jason P. Shellenhamer and John Bedell -- The relationships of race, class, and food in the African American community of Timbuctoo, New Jersey / Christopher Barton -- Part III. Death and memorialization -- "Born a slave, died free" : antebellum African American gravemarkers in northern New Jersey / Richard F. Veit and Mark Nonestied -- Above the valley and below the radar : Mount Gilead African Methodist Episcopal Church and its community / Meagan M. Ratini -- An African American Union soldier remembered : James Elbert and the African Union Church Cemetery in Polktown, Delaware / David Orr -- Part IV. Reflections -- Reflections on dynamic African American social cultures and communities in upper Mid-Atlantic, 1610s to 1950s / Christopher C. Fennell -- African American cultures and place in the greater Delaware Valley borderland -- 1620s to 1920s / Lu Ann De Cunzo.
  • History
  • Local history
  • 9780817319656 (hardcover)
  • 0817319654 (hardcover)
  • (electronic book)
Other standard number:
  • 40027503839
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