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Outside the hacienda walls : the archaeology of plantation peonage in nineteenth-century Yucatán / Allan Meyers.

By: Meyers, Allan Dale.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Archaeology of colonialism in native North America: Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2012Description: xxi, 219 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780816529940 (cloth : alk. paper); 0816529949 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780816529957 (paper : alk. paper); 0816529957 (paper : alk. paper).Subject(s): Mayas -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State) -- Antiquities | Indians of Mexico -- Mixed descent -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State) -- Antiquities | Plantation workers -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State) -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Haciendas -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State) -- History -- 19th century | Peonage -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State) -- History -- 19th century | Social status -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State) -- History -- 19th century | Villages -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State) -- History -- 19th century | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State) | Yucatán (Mexico : State) -- Antiquities | Yucatán (Mexico : State) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Contents:
The Death of Pablo Chan -- The Birth of an Expedition -- Chronicle of an Estate -- Life and Debt beyond the Walls -- A Village Rediscovered -- The Social Order in Clay and Stone -- Where the Garbage Went -- If Floors Could Talk -- Return to the Light.
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F1435.1.Y89 M49 2012 (Browse shelf) Available 0000002171726

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Death of Pablo Chan -- The Birth of an Expedition -- Chronicle of an Estate -- Life and Debt beyond the Walls -- A Village Rediscovered -- The Social Order in Clay and Stone -- Where the Garbage Went -- If Floors Could Talk -- Return to the Light.

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CHOICE Review

Anthropologist Meyers (Eckerd College) delivers an insightful perspective on a fresh subject. Drawing from traditional academic disciplines such as anthropology, history, geography, and sociology, the author tracks the life span of a single Yucatecan hacienda from the postindependence era to the Mexican Revolution. Hacienda Tabi, the central focus of the book, was one of many privately held villages in prerevolutionary Yucatan that sprang up across the peninsula to support the henequen and sugar cane industries. Until now, however, scholars have produced little research on daily life in haciendas such as Tabi. Drawing from multidisciplinary approaches, including archaeological methods that are generally applied to ancient civilizations, as well as oral narratives from locals, Meyers explores this single geographic space in depth. Scholars interested in cultural anthropology and the ways in which interdisciplinary approaches can inform and enhance such research will particularly enjoy this entry. A number of illustrations and tables complement the text, and the inclusion of cited works makes retracing secondary sources easy for researchers interested in further investigation of related secondary sources. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. M. D. Davis University of North Alabama

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<p>Allan Meyers, PhD, is a professor of anthropology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he heads the college's Latin American Study Center initiative. His work has appeared in scholarly journals and the magazines Archaeology and Expedition .</p>

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