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Archaeology of American Capitalism

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ISBN-10: 0813044162

ISBN-13: 9780813044163

Edition: N/A

Authors: Christopher N. Matthews

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Christopher Matthews offers a fresh look at the historic material culture and social meaning of capitalism in this wide-ranging and compelling study. Drawing on archaeological evidence from the colonial period to the modern era and covering sites from New England to California, The Archaeology of American Capitalism is the first comparative treatment in historical archaeology to comprehensively illustrate the development and evolution of capitalism in the United States.Accessible to even the beginning student and organized chronologically, this volume focuses on the material construction of individuals as commodities, the orientation of social life to the market, and grassroots resistance…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 0.990

List of Illustrations
Freedom, Culture, and the Authentic Self in Capitalism
The Expansion of Capitalism and the Inventions of America
Georgian Practice: Defining Nature in Colonial America
The Capitalist Metropolis
Translating Survival into Success: The Archaeology of Victorious Capitalism
Communities Outside Capitalism: Archaeologies of Resistance
The Archaeology of Race and African American Resistance
Archaeology and Ethics within and against Capitalism
Conclusion: The Materialization of Capitalism