In Small Things Forgotten

Author: James Deetz
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307874389
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In Small Things Forgotten from the Author: James Deetz. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

San Luis Of Apalache

Author: Mary Bethell Alfriend
Size: 42.72 MB
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San Luis Of Apalache from the Author: Mary Bethell Alfriend.

Everyday Life In Early America

Author: David F. Hawke
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060912510
Size: 11.42 MB
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Everyday Life In Early America from the Author: David F. Hawke. "In this clearly written volume, Hawke provides enlightening and colorful descriptions of early Colonial Americans and debunks many widely held assumptions about 17th century settlers."--Publishers Weekly

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Author: Ralph Nading Hill
ISBN: 9781258335120
Size: 80.84 MB
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Shelburne Museum from the Author: Ralph Nading Hill.

Prophetic Waters

Author: John D. Seelye
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Size: 64.75 MB
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Prophetic Waters from the Author: John D. Seelye.