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by Clarence R. Geier,Stephen R. Potter

eBook Archaeological Perspectives on the American Civil War download ISBN: 081301834X
Author: Clarence R. Geier,Stephen R. Potter
Publisher: University Press of Florida; 1st edition (May 1, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 432
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Category: History
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You really have to love the Civil War to enjoy this book. I'm reading it for a class. Yes, there are some chapters which are a little interesting.

You really have to love the Civil War to enjoy this book. But overall, I just don't find American history that fascinating.

Geier and Potter deliver a great book that includes archaeological fieldwork, site type diversity, and theoretical .

Geier and Potter deliver a great book that includes archaeological fieldwork, site type diversity, and theoretical perspectives, which provide something for every reader. The authors' contributions vividly convey the battles and effects on the civilian population from participant soldier, prisoner, caregiver, commercial, and civilian perspectives. From the introduction: "Archaeological Perspectives on the American Civil War is must reading for professionals, collectors, and all people interested in battlefield archaeology, the material culture of the Civil War era, and the preservation of associated sites.

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In Archaeological Perspectives of the American Civil War, Clarence R. Geier and Stephen R. Potter . Silliman, Stephen W. 2014 Archaeologies of Indigenous Survivance and Residence: Navigating Colonial and Scholarly Dualities.

University Press of Florida, Gainesville. McBride, W. Stephen, and M. E. Esarey 1995 The Archaeology of the Ashland Privy, Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky Heritage Council, Frankfort.

Excavations (Archaeology) - United States, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Antiquities . Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-399) and index. Geier, Clarence R; Potter, Stephen R. Bookplateleaf.

Excavations (Archaeology) - United States, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Antiquities, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Battlefields. Gainesville : University Press of Florida.

Clarence R. Potter, Archaeological Perspectives on the American Civil War (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000). Clarence R. Geier Jr. and Susan E. Winter, Look to the Earth: Historical Archaeology and the American Civil War (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1994). Silliman, Garrett W. "Civil War Archaeology.

University of Florida Press, Gainesville. Thomas, Julian 2004 Archaeology and Modernity. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Yoffee, Norman 2005 Myths of the Archaic State: Evolution of the Earliest Cities, States, and Civilizations.

Geier, Clarence . and Stephen R. Potter, eds. Archaeological Perspectives on the American Civil Wa. Wallis, Neill J. The Swift Creek Gift: Vessel Exchange on the Atlantic Coast. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2011. Wallis, Neill . and Asa R. Randall, eds. Archaeological Perspectives on the American Civil War. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2000. Geier, Clarence . Douglas D. Scott, and Lawrence Edward Babits, eds. From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2014. New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida.

Civil War enthusiasts will find the investigations in this book fascinating

Civil War enthusiasts will find the investigations in this book fascinating. A cadre of skilled, veteran archaeologists covers the continent-including camps and battle sites in Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Missouri, Florida, and South Carolina. -Robert K. Krick, author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain. From These Honored Dead is a significant addition to the literature on the archaeological study of the American Civil War, and of conflict in general. -William B. Lees, executive director, Florida Public Archaeology Network.

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"An impressive compendium of varying but related methods of understanding the war through historical archaeology.  Readers willing to expend some effort will come away with a better understanding of the Civil War."--<i>Civil War Book Review</i>

"Geier and Potter deliver a great book that includes archaeological fieldwork, site type diversity, and theoretical perspectives, which provide something for every reader.  The authors' contributions vividly convey the battles and effects on the civilian population from participant soldier, prisoner, caregiver, commercial, and civilian perspectives.  Connections between contemporary life and Civil War events are made easily here.  These connections and extensive use of primary historical sources make the book an excellent undergraduate and graduate text."--Southeastern Archaeology

From the introduction:"<i>Archaeological Perspectives on the American Civil War</i> is must reading for professionals, collectors, and all people interested in battlefield archaeology, the material culture of the Civil War era, and the preservation of associated sites. Because of the popularity of Civil War literature and archaeology, this well-illustrated and well-written publication will appeal to the general public, as well as to the professional community."--Edwin C. Bearss, historian emeritus, National Park Service

"Speaks to the carnage of war, figuratively and literally, as each author [investigates] the physical evidence of the war and its ramifications to those living at the time and in our culture today. There is little question that the American Civil War changed the fabric of our culture in ways that are still being felt today, and this volume provides a real and tangible link, via the material culture left behind by its participants, to that time."--Douglas D. Scott, Midwest Archaeology Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

From studies of Antietam Battlefield, site of the bloodiest day in American military history, to Andersonville, the infamous Confederate prison, these graphically illustrated essays broaden our understanding of the American Civil War. They demonstrate how historical archaeology, combined with the traditional techniques of the study of history, generates new insights into battlefield tactics, social and military history, and the effects of the war on civilians and communities. The paperback edition includes a new foreword by award-winning journalist Jim Lehrer.

ContentsIntroduction, by Edwin C. Bearss"To Peel This Land," by Clarence R. Geier and Stephen R. PotterPart I. Tactics and the Conduct of Battle1. "No Maneuvering and Very Little Tactics": Archaeology and the Battle of Brawner Farm, by Stephen R. Potter, Robert C. Sonderman, Marian C. Creveling, and Susannah L. Dean2.  The Submarine <i>H. L. Hunley</i>: Confederate Innovation and Southern Icon, by Steven D. Smith3. Fortifying the Landscape: An Archaeological Study of Military Engineering and the Atlanta Campaign, by Robert J. Fryman4. An Irishman Dies at Antietam: An Archaeology of the Individual, by Stephen R. Potter and Douglas W. Owsley5. The Battle of Cool Spring, July 16-20, 1864, by Joseph Whitehorne and Clarence R. GeierPart II. The Home Front and Military Life6. "For the Convenience and Comforts of the Soldiers and Employees at the Depot": Archaeology of the Owens' House/Post Office Complex, Camp Nelson, Kentucky, by W. Stephen McBride, Susan C. Andrews, and Sean P. Coughlin7. Defending the Capital: The Civil War Garrison at Fort C. F. Smith, by Joseph Balicki8. The Sheridan Field Hospital, Winchester, Virginia, 1864, by Joseph W. A. Whitehorne, Clarence R. Geier, and Warren R. Hofstra9. Far from the Battlefield: Archaeology at Andersonville Prison, by Guy Prentice and Marie C. Prentice10. Antietam: The Cultural Impact of Battle on an Agrarian Landscape, by Elise Manning-Sterling11. "Four Years of Hell": Domestic Life in Harpers Ferry during the Civil War, by Paul A. Shackel12. "The Colored Laborers Work as Well as When Slaves": African Americans in the Breadbasket of the Confederacy, 1850-1880, by Kenneth E. Koons13. "Free within Ourselves": African American Landscapes at Manassas National Battlefield Park, by Laura J. Galke14. Battling beyond First and Second Manassas: Perseverance on a Free African American Farm Site, by Erika K. Martin Seibert and Mia ParsonsPart III. New Methods and Techniques15. The Archaeology of Retreat: Systematic Metal Detector Survey and Information System Analysis at the Battlefield of Chickamauga, September 1863, by John E. Cornelison, Jr.16. Surveying the Civil War: Methodological Approaches at Antietam Battlefield, by Bruce B. Sterling and Bernard W. Slaughter17. Archaeological Interpretations of the Battle of Antietam through Analysis of Small Arms Projectiles, by Bruce B. Sterling18. Double the Cannister and Give ‘Em Hell: Artillery at Antietam, by Jeffrey Harbison

<b>Clarence R. Geier</b>, professor of anthropology at James Madison University, is coeditor of <i>Look to the Earth: Historical Archaeology and the American Civil War</i>. He has directed and collaborated on historical archaeology projects at the battlefields of Third Winchester, Cool Spring, and Cedar Creek and has conducted research at the site of the Sheridan Field Hospital. His most recent work has focused on the interpretation of the Confederate military complex of Fort Edward Johnson/Camp Shenandoah in Augusta County, Virginia.

<b>Stephen R. Potter</b>, regional archaeologist with the National Park Service for the National Capital Region, has overseen archaeological research at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park, and Antietam National Battlefield. His work was featured on "Death at Antietam," a television program produced by the Learning Channel. He is the author of <i>Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs: The Development of Algonquian Culture in the Potomac Valley.</i>

Comments: (5)
Jesmi
Excellent detail of Civil War archeology!
Enditaling
You really have to love the Civil War to enjoy this book. I'm reading it for a class. Yes, there are some chapters which are a little interesting. But overall, I just don't find American history that fascinating.
MOQ
My college degree, light years ago, was in Historic Archaeology, and I've been a Civil War enthusiast for 40 years. So, when I spotted this book, I just had to check it out. I wasn't disappointed and neither will you be. Archaeology in the Civil War field is relatively new, save for the traditional structures. All of that changed with the burning and subsequent excavations of the Custer Battlefield. Finally we are seeing more and more applications to various Civil War sites, although all too often it is salvage archaeology. In any event, this book will give you a glimpse into the science of historic archaeology without bogging you down and zoning you out with the technical aspects. The sites covered are varied and historically interesting. It is a fun read with ample photographs and charts. Of particular interest, for example, were the excavations at Andersonville that produced some spectacular results on locating and identifying the walls. Your next visit to a Civil War site will never be the same after you read this book and get a new perspective of what you are walking on. Buy and enjoy this book!
Andromakus
This is an excellent book for the anyone interested both archaeology and history. Many people do not know what a great deal of information can be gleaned from an archaeological analysis of historic sites. The authors look at several archaeological studies done on the Civil War, especially the battle of Antietam, and shed some new light on military strategies, the ebb and flow of battlefields, and the daily lives of soldiers and citizens. A must-read for any Civil War buff and anyone interested in seeing how archaeology can affect the historical record.
Siramath
This is an absoulutely brilliant work and makes fascinating reading for any Civil War Buff, collector or digger. Very well written articles that belie any misaprehensions that this may be too technical a subject. I couldn't put it down. It exemplifies the belief that "every artifact has a story to tell." Highly recommended.