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Archaeology and Created Memory

Public History in a National Park

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Part of the book series: Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology (CGHA)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction Harpers Ferry: A Place in Time

  3. Occupied Harpers Ferry During the Civil War

    1. A Village of Paupers

      Pages 35-52
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 173-192

About this book

Archaeology can either bolster memory and tradition, or contradict the status quo and provide an alternative view of the past. An archaeology of Harpers Ferry's wartime and Victorian eras confronts time-honored historical interpretations of the past (created and perpetuated by such interest groups as historians and the National Park Service) and in so doing allows us to be more inclusive of the town's forgotten histories and provides alternative voices to a past.

Keywords

  • Harpers Ferry
  • Harpers Ferry's wartime
  • National Park
  • Victorian era
  • created memory
  • public history
  • urban development

Reviews

`Anyone with an interest in the Civil War and how it has been retold will find this book of interest; a background in archaeology is unnecessary. The volume is well illustrated, and a thorough references section provides additional sources of information.'
Choice, May 2001
`...Archaeology and Created Memory is full of archaeolgical data recovered from a samll industrial community and therefore inherently appeals to industrial archaeologists, especially those interested in military history and postmodern data applications. ...presents the reader with historical background and archaeological data from three different areas...that challenge the traditionally presented history of Harpers Ferry, especially by the NPS. ...the reader can gain nice insights into alternative interpretations of the past through the use of archaeology.'
Industrial Archaeology, 27:2 (2001)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Maryland, College Park

    Paul A. Shackel

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Archaeology and Created Memory

  • Book Subtitle: Public History in a National Park

  • Authors: Paul A. Shackel

  • Series Title: Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/b110498

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-306-46177-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4757-7330-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-306-47173-5

  • Series ISSN: 1574-0439

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 194

  • Number of Illustrations: 40 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Cultural Heritage, Archaeology, Anthropology, History

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-306-47173-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)