(PDF DOWNLOAD) [UNCOMMON GROUND: Archaeology and Early African America 1650–1800] AUTHOR Leland Ferguson
Text placed between two pictures which also makes the reading somewhat confusingGenerally speaking though this was an enjoyable book He also makes the reading somewhat confusingGenerally speaking though this was an enjoyable book He that African slaves were not simply molded by white owners and that they carried on many of their cultural traditions from AfricaI would recommend this book to anyone interested in
the colonial eracolonial era archaeology although it might be a bit too specific for people who have a general interest in history Interesting look at historical archaeology this came out after I was done taking classes and so I never read it back when it was groundbreakingglad my son brought it home from college with him and I had the chance to read it "Now. Ts Gathered From " Ts gathered from and urban slave communities Ferguson integrates folklore history and research to reveal how these enslaved people actually lived Impeccably researched and beautifully writte.
Free download ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Leland FergusonA classic must read for any archaeologist particularly historical archaeologists and even specifically for anyone in African "Diaspora contexts The overall themes of this book that slaves should be considered pioneers "contexts The overall themes of this book that African slaves should be considered pioneers that there weren t clear cut lines between White Native American and African cultures during the colonial period are well done For when the book was written 1992 I imagine that these ideas would have been somewhat revolutionary This book has a couple of flaws however Ferguson is clearly an expert on colonial era ceramics and pottery so most of his examples of archaeology are of pottery and that gets a bit tedious He briefly discusses house. Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award Uncommon Ground takes a uniue archaeological approach to examining early African American life Ferguson shows how black pi. ,
Design and a few other but "variety have been helpfulMy second critiue is that the author is somewhat self praising Yes he "would have been helpfulMy second critiue is that the author is somewhat self praising Yes he some important things and his personal stories are sometimes illustrative and helpful but in other places #his tone is generally arrogantFinally a complaint about the editing There are lots of photos graphs and illustrations in #tone is generally arrogantFinally a complaint about the editing There are lots of photos graphs and illustrations in book which are helpful in explaining his points but the pictures are often placed several pages away from where the figure is mentioned in the text so the reader has to flip back and forth to see what the author is talking about Also there are a couple of places where there are a few lines of the main. Oneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial AmericaThrough pre Revolutionary period artifac. .