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The Resource Island lives : historical archaeologies of the Caribbean, edited by Paul Farnsworth, (electronic resource)

Island lives : historical archaeologies of the Caribbean, edited by Paul Farnsworth, (electronic resource)

Label
Island lives : historical archaeologies of the Caribbean
Title
Island lives
Title remainder
historical archaeologies of the Caribbean
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Farnsworth
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Subject
Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
LC call number
F1609.5
LC item number
.I83 2001eb
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1958-
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  • Farnsworth, Paul
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  • Archaeology and history
  • Land settlement patterns
  • West Indies
  • West Indies
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This comprehensive study of the historical archaeology of the Caribbean provides sociopolitical context for the ongoing development of national identities. Long before the founding of Jamestown in 1607, there were Spanish forts, bustling towns, sugar plantations, and sea trade flourishing in the Caribbean. While richer nations, particularly the United States, may view the Caribbean today as merely a place for sun and fun, the island colonies were at one time far more important and lucrative to their European empire countries than their North American counterparts. From the 15th to the 19th centuries, as competing colonial powers vied with each other for military and economic advantage in the Western Hemisphere, events in the Caribbean directly influenced the American mainland. This is one rationale for the close study of historical archaeology in the Caribbean. Another is the growing recognition of how archaeological research can support the defining of national identities for the islands, many of them young independent states struggling to establish themselves economically and politically. By looking at cases in the French West Indies, specifically on Guadeloupe, in the Dutch Antilles and Aruba, in the British Bahamas, on Montserrat and St. Eustatius, on Barbados, and the within the U.S. Virgin Islands, the contributors to Island Lives have produced a broad overview of Caribbean historical archaeology. Island Lives makes clear that historical archaeology in the Caribbean will continue to grow and diversify due to the interest Caribbean peoples have in recording, preserving, and promoting their culture and heritage; the value it adds to their "heritage tourism"; and the connection it has to African American history and archaeology. In addition, the contributors point to the future by suggesting different trajectories that historical archaeology and its practitioners may take in the Caribbean arena. In so doing, they elucidate the problems and issues faced worldwide by researchers working in colonial and post-colonial societies. Paul Farnsworth is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Louisiana State University
Label
Island lives : historical archaeologies of the Caribbean, edited by Paul Farnsworth, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Historical archaeology in the colonial Spanish Caribbean / Charles R. Ewen -- Historical archaeology in the French West Indies : recent research in Guadeloupe / Andre Delpuech -- Historical archaeology in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba / Jay B. Haviser -- Historical archaeology in the British Caribbean / David R. Watters -- Time lines : changing settlement patterns on St. Eustatius / Norman F. Barka -- A venue for autonomy : archaeology of a changing cultural landscape, the East End community, St. John, Virgin Islands / Douglas Armstrong -- "Getting the essence of it" : Galways Plantation, Montserrat, West Indies / Lydia M. Pulsipher and Conrad "Mac" Goodwin -- Creolization in Seventeenth-century Barbados : two case studies / Thomas C. Loftfield -- "Negroe houses built of stone besides others watl'd + plaistered" : the creation of a Bahamian tradition / Paul Farnsworth -- Methodist intentions and African sensibilities : the victory of African consumerism over planter paternalism at a Bahamian plantation / Laurie A. Wilkie
  • A venue for autonomy : archaeology of a changing cultural landscape, the East End community, St. John, Virgin Islands / Douglas Armstrong -- "Getting the essence of it" : Galways Plantation, Montserrat, West Indies / Lydia M. Pulsipher and Conrad "Mac" Goodwin -- Creolization in Seventeenth-century Barbados : two case studies / Thomas C. Loftfield -- "Negroe houses built of stone besides others watl'd + plaistered" : the creation of a Bahamian tradition / Paul Farnsworth -- Methodist intentions and African sensibilities : the victory of African consumerism over planter paternalism at a Bahamian plantation / Laurie A. Wilkie
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000361968
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780817310936
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000361968
Label
Island lives : historical archaeologies of the Caribbean, edited by Paul Farnsworth, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Historical archaeology in the colonial Spanish Caribbean / Charles R. Ewen -- Historical archaeology in the French West Indies : recent research in Guadeloupe / Andre Delpuech -- Historical archaeology in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba / Jay B. Haviser -- Historical archaeology in the British Caribbean / David R. Watters -- Time lines : changing settlement patterns on St. Eustatius / Norman F. Barka -- A venue for autonomy : archaeology of a changing cultural landscape, the East End community, St. John, Virgin Islands / Douglas Armstrong -- "Getting the essence of it" : Galways Plantation, Montserrat, West Indies / Lydia M. Pulsipher and Conrad "Mac" Goodwin -- Creolization in Seventeenth-century Barbados : two case studies / Thomas C. Loftfield -- "Negroe houses built of stone besides others watl'd + plaistered" : the creation of a Bahamian tradition / Paul Farnsworth -- Methodist intentions and African sensibilities : the victory of African consumerism over planter paternalism at a Bahamian plantation / Laurie A. Wilkie
  • A venue for autonomy : archaeology of a changing cultural landscape, the East End community, St. John, Virgin Islands / Douglas Armstrong -- "Getting the essence of it" : Galways Plantation, Montserrat, West Indies / Lydia M. Pulsipher and Conrad "Mac" Goodwin -- Creolization in Seventeenth-century Barbados : two case studies / Thomas C. Loftfield -- "Negroe houses built of stone besides others watl'd + plaistered" : the creation of a Bahamian tradition / Paul Farnsworth -- Methodist intentions and African sensibilities : the victory of African consumerism over planter paternalism at a Bahamian plantation / Laurie A. Wilkie
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000361968
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780817310936
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000361968

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