Historical Archaeology

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 531–532 | Cite as

The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Edward González-Tennant, University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 2018. 242 pp., 25 figs., 2 tables, index. $79.95 cloth
  • Michael P. RollerEmail author
Book Review

For the last few decades, the self-professed mission of historical archaeology has been to recover the forgotten or “alternative” histories of the modern world. In the exercise of this task, the great breadth and depth of potential subjects for our scientific recovery and examination has greatly expanded. Moreover, this mandate distinguished the uniqueness of archaeological methods from other ways of encountering the past, illuminating their capacity to recover the undocumented or suppressed encounters at the edges of modern history. In the process, the field has been energized. The markedness of this enterprise must now come to an end. Archaeology must leave the concept of “alternative” history and facts to the conspiracy theorists and ideological revisionists of pernicious or atavistic intent. This entrenchment will not require us to turn away from the newly found diversity in our research domains. Rather, it requires that we fundamentally rethink how we present such episodes in the...

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  1. 1.WashingtonU.S.A.

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