Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800 Leland Ferguson. Figure 77. Schematic diagrams of marks on South Carolina bowls. (Drawings by Bobbie May) Although we could not explain what these marks meant, overa period ofanbsp;...

Title:Uncommon Ground
Author:Leland Ferguson
Publisher:Smithsonian Institution - 2012-01-11


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