ISBN10: 1560980591 ISBN13: 9781560980599 Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr Published: Sep 30 1995 Pages: 232 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 9.22" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial America.Through pre-Revolutionary period artifacts gathered from plantations and urban slave communities, Ferguson integrates folklore, history, and research to reveal how these enslaved people actually lived. Impeccably researched and beautifully written.