A desolate place for a defiant people : the archaeology of maroons, indigenous Americans, and enslaved laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp / Daniel Sayers.
Contributor(s): Society for Historical Archaeology.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 253 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813055244; 0813055245.Subject(s): Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- History | Archaeology -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) | Natural history -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) | Fugitive slave communities -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) | Maroons -- Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) | HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) | Fugitive slave communities | Maroons | Archaeology | Natural history | United States -- Dismal Swamp | SOCIAL SCIENCE / ArchaeologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Desolate place for a defiant peopleDDC classification: 975.5/523 LOC classification: F232.D7 | S29 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Print version record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Great Dismal Swamp landscape, then and now -- Alienation: a foundational concept -- The architecture of alienation in modern history -- The documented Great Dismal Swamp, 1585-1860 -- Scission communities, canal company laborer communities, and interpretations of their archaeological -- Presence in the Great Dismal Swamp -- Two hundred and fifty years of community praxis in the Great Dismal Swamp: some concluding thoughts.
Sayers examines the Great Dismal Swamp's archaeological record from ca. 1600 until the time of the Civil War, exposing and unraveling the complex social and economic systems developed by the thousands of Indigenous Americans, Africa American maroons, free African Americans, enslaved company workers, and outcast Europeans who made the Swamp their home.