In Small Things Forgotten Book
Score: 4
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In Small Things Forgotten


  • Author : James Deetz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-07-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307874382

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In Small Things Forgotten Book Description :

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.

In Small Things Forgotten Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

In Small Things Forgotten


  • Author : James Deetz
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: New England
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 0385483996

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In Small Things Forgotten Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

In Small Things Forgotten


  • Author : James Deetz
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385483995

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In Small Things Forgotten Book Description :

An archaeological examination of Anglo-American culture

In Small Things Forgotten Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

In Small Things Forgotten


  • Author : James Deetz
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385483995

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In Small Things Forgotten Book Description :

An archaeological examination of Anglo-American culture

In Small Things Forgotten Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

In Small Things Forgotten


  • Author : James Deetz
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385483995

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In Small Things Forgotten Book Description :

An archaeological examination of Anglo-American culture

The Times of Their Lives Book
Score: 4
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The Times of Their Lives


  • Author : James Deetz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385721530

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The Times of Their Lives Book Description :

Offers an honest, often startling portrait of Plymouth Colony, including the legal system, religion, agriculture, family life, women's roles, alcohol use, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, suspicious deaths, and violent crimes. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

History and Material Culture Book

History and Material Culture


  • Author : Karen Harvey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135690953

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History and Material Culture Book Description :

Sources are the raw material of history, but where the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, today historians are increasingly recognizing the value of sources beyond text. In History and Material Culture, Karen Harvey embarks upon a discussion about material culture – considering objects, often those found surrounding us in day to day life, as sources, which can help historians develop new interpretations and new knowledge about the past. Across ten chapters, different historians look at a variety of material sources from around the globe and across centuries to assess how such sources can be used to study history. While the sources are discussed from ‘interdisciplinary’ perspectives, each contributor examines how material culture can be approached from an historical viewpoint, and each chapter addresses its theme or approach in a way accessible to readers without expertise in the area. In her introduction, Karen Harvey discusses some of the key issues raised when historians use material culture, and suggests some basic steps for those new to these kinds of sources. Opening up the discipline of history to new approaches, and introducing those working in other disciplines to historical approaches, this book is the ideal introduction to the opportunities and challenges of researching material culture.

Black Feminist Archaeology Book

Black Feminist Archaeology


  • Author : Whitney Battle-Baptiste
  • Publisher : Left Coast Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598743791

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Black Feminist Archaeology Book Description :

Whitney Battle-Baptiste outlines the basic tenets of black feminist thought for archaeologists and shows how it can be used to improve historical archaeological practice.

The God of Small Things Book
Score: 3.5
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The God of Small Things


  • Author : Arundhati Roy
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307374677

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The God of Small Things Book Description :

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

The Pocket Book

The Pocket


  • Author : Barbara Burman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Dress accessories
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300239072

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The Pocket Book Description :

Pencils, a sketchbook, cake, yards of stolen ribbon, thimbles, snuff boxes, a picture of a lover, two live ducks: these are just some of the fascinating things carried by women and girls in their tie-on pockets, an essential accessory throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. This first book-length study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives--from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen--and explore their consumption practices, work, sociability, mobility, privacy, and identity. The authors draw on an unprecedented study of surviving pockets in museums and private collections to identify their materials, techniques, and decoration; their use is investigated through sources as diverse as criminal trials, letters, diaries, inventories, novels, and advertisements. Richly illustrated with paintings, satirical prints, and photographs of artifacts in detail, this innovative book reveals the unexpected story of these deeply evocative and personal objects.