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A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves : A Study in Historical Archaeology - Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves

A Study in Historical Archaeology

By: Anne Elizabeth Yentsch, Julie Hunter (Illustrator), Lord Colin Renfrew (Editor), Wendy Ashmore (Editor), Clive Gamble (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th July 1994
ISBN: 9780521467308
Number Of Pages: 472

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Analyzing the material remains left by Maryland's colonists in the eighteenth century in conjunction with historical records and works of art, archaeologists have reconstructed the daily life of the aristocratic British Calvert family, whose head was governor of Maryland. In this large household people from different cultures interacted, and English and West African lifestyles merged. Using this fascinating case study, Anne Yentsch illustrates the way in which historical archaeology draws on different disciplines to interpret the past.

'... charts in great detail a revealing course through the colonial period of North America ... weaves together folklore, historical documents and archaeology to produce a classic study about a time and place that we thought we knew, but only now are beginning to understand'. New Scientist

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Permissions
Preface
Starting Points: Region, Town and Site
Transforming space into place
Beginning the research
Ruling the Province
On behalf of his lordship
Governor Benedict Leonard Calvert
Big Features and Topological Dimensions
'A house well built and with much strength'
Ordering nature: the Calvert orangery, garden and vista
Mosaics Built From Little Artifacts
Touches of Chinese elegance: pottery and porcelain
Social distinctions in daily food
Building Black Identities
The face of urban slavery
West African women, food and cultural values
Artifacts In Motion
Putting meat on the bones
Hunting, fishing, and market trading
Time Markers and Social History
Generations of change
Charisma and the symbolics of power
The Vitality Of Cultural Context
Archaeology as anthropological history
Archaeology, a topical discourse
Bibliography
Endnotes
Appendix
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ISBN: 9780521467308
ISBN-10: 0521467306
Series: New Studies in Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 11th July 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.84