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978-1-56098-059-9 / 1560980591

Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800

by Leland Ferguson

Publisher:Smithsonian Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial America.Through pre-Revolutionary period artifacts gathered from plantations and urban slave communities, Ferguson integrates folklore, history, and research to reveal how these enslaved people actually lived. Impeccably researched and beautifully written.

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