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The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

Christopher N. Matthews and Allison Manfra McGovern


American historical archaeology began on the East Coast of the United States. Its earliest and most important developments were in the Chesapeake Tidewater and the historically rich cities and towns of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. While practitioners in the field now work across the globe, the eastern United States still draws a great deal of attention in historical archaeology. Today’s archaeologists owe a great debt to the early generation of researchers who established the field as a useful and important method and approach for engaging and understanding American history. We see this vol ... More

Keywords: race, historical archaeology, Northeastern United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060576
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher N. Matthews, editor
Montclair State University

Allison Manfra McGovern, editor
Queens College and Farmingdale State College

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Front Matter

1 The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

Christopher N. Matthews and Allison Manfra McGovern

Part I Archaeologies of African Americans in the Northeast

2 Looking for Africans in Seventeenth-Century New Amsterdam

Anne-Marie Cantwell and Diana diZerega Wall

3 Guineatown in the Hudson Valley’s Hyde Park

Christopher R. Lindner and Trevor A. Johnson

5 “The Character of a Woman”

Teresa Dujnic Bulger

Part II Native American Historical Archaeologies

11 Facing “The End”

Allison Manfra McGovern

Part III Archaeologies of Whiteness in the Northeast

Part IV Reflection