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A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology

By: Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

Price: $43.95

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: June 1994

Seller ID: 467308

ISBN: 0521467306

Condition: 469 pages, 234 x 156mm, 58 line diagrams 40 half-tones 44 tables 18 maps, paperback, Cambridge University Press


Analyzing the material remains left by Maryland's colonists in the eighteenth century in conjunction with historical records and works of art, archaeologists have reconstructed the daily life of the aristocratic British Calvert family, whose head was governor of Maryland. In this large household people from different cultures interacted, and English and West African lifestyles merged. Using this fascinating case study, Anne Yentsch illustrates the way in which historical archaeology draws on different disciplines to interpret the past.ReviewsPrize WinnerOne of Choice's O... View more info