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In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life

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History is recorded in many ways. According to  author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully  by studying the small things so often forgotten.  Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical  instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the  cracks between large historical events and depict  the intricacies of daily life. In his completely  revised and expanded edition of In Small  Things Forgotten, Deetz has added new  sections that more fully acknowledge the presence  of women and African Americans in Colonial  America. New interpretations of archaeological finds  detail how minorities influenced and were affected  by the development of the Anglo-American tradition  in the years following the settlers' arrival in  Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Among Deetz's  observations:

Subtle changes in building long before the  Revolutionary War hinted at the growing independence  of the American colonies and their desire to be  less like the  British.

Records of estate auctions show that many  households in Colonial America contained only one  chair--underscoring the patriarchal nature of the  early American family. All other members of the  household sat on stools or the  floor.

The excavation of a tiny community of  freed slaves in Massachusetts reveals evidence of  the transplantation of African culture to North  America.

Simultaneously  a study of American life and an explanation of  how American life is studied, In Small  Things Forgotten, through the everyday  details of ordinary living, colorfully depicts a  world hundreds of years in the past.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-269) and index.

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ISBN:
9780385483995
Author:
Deetz, James
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
America
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Archaeology and history
Subject:
Virginia Social life and customs To 1775.
Subject:
Archaeology and history -- Virginia.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Virginia Antiquities.
Subject:
New England Antiquities.
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.28x.69 in. .58 lbs.

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