The archaeology of race in the northeast

Christopher N. Matthews, Allison Manfra McGovern

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Historical and archaeological records show that racism and white supremacy defined the social fabric of the northeastern states as much as they did the Deep South. This collection of essays looks at both new sites and well-known areas to explore race, resistance, and supremacy in the region. With essays covering farm communities and cities from the early seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century, the contributors examine the marginalization of minorities and use the material culture to illustrate the significance of race in understanding daily life. Drawing on historical resources and critical race theory, they highlight the context of race at these sites, noting the different experiences of various groups, such as African American and Native American communities.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
Number of pages376
ISBN (Electronic)9780813055176
ISBN (Print)9780813060576
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


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