The Archaeology of American Childhood and Adolescence

“An elegantly written and comprehensive discussion of children in the United States from the first settlers through the present. Baxter effectively makes the case that historical analyses need to include discussions of childhood and that archaeological evidence makes distinct, important contributions to the narrative.”—Kathryn A. Kamp, editor of Children in the Prehistoric Puebloan Southwest   “Shows … Continue reading The Archaeology of American Childhood and Adolescence

Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance

“A hugely valuable and important volume which speaks to the future as much as the past. Archaeology, as practiced in this volume, reveals both human stories of oppression and resistance and evidence of the social processes which continue to shape how people define themselves. The need for such insights is more pressing than ever, and … Continue reading Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance

History and Approaches to Heritage Studies and Pedagogy and Practice in Heritage Studies

  “An important collection at the intersection of theory, practice, and teaching. The authors are deeply reflective on how archaeologists can employ critical pedagogies to promote civic engagement and justice through heritage work.”—Siobhan M. Hart, coeditor of Decolonizing Indigenous Histories: Exploring Prehistoric/Colonial Transitions in Archaeology “A valuable resource for those looking to make their teaching of the … Continue reading History and Approaches to Heritage Studies and Pedagogy and Practice in Heritage Studies

The Cumberland River Archaic of Middle Tennessee

“The Middle Cumberland River Valley has a rich archaeological record that has gone largely unnoticed by the archaeological community. This volume corrects that by presenting information, new and old, on the Archaic shell-bearing sites of the region. It should serve as a source of valuable primary data for decades to come.”—Jason O’Donoughue, author of Water from … Continue reading The Cumberland River Archaic of Middle Tennessee

Colonialism, Community, and Heritage in Native New England

“A compelling and timely challenge to archaeologists and all heritage professionals whose work articulates with Native community partners. Analyzing the narratives of four contemporary heritage sites in New England, Hart critically identifies deeply entrenched structures of whiteness, state power, and racism that continue to hinder Native sovereignty.”—Katherine Howlett Hayes, coeditor of Rethinking Colonialism: Comparative Archaeological Approaches … Continue reading Colonialism, Community, and Heritage in Native New England

Massacres

“A book of great scope. Researchers of different disciplinary backgrounds problematize a simple question: what constitutes a massacre? Is it the number buried, their demographics, the cause of death, or the treatment of remains? This book represents a new foundation for the study of massacres.”—R. Brian Ferguson, editor of The State, Identity and Violence: Political Disintegration … Continue reading Massacres

Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING ORGANIZED RACIAL VIOLENCE by Margaret M. Mulrooney, author of Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina As a historian, I’m amazed by the correlations between today’s political climate and that of a century ago. Voter suppression and fraud? Check. Intense political partisanship? Check. Paramilitary violence against civilians, intensified white supremacist activity, … Continue reading Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence