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by Clarence R. Geier,Stephen R. Potter
Author: Clarence R. Geier,Stephen R. Potter
Publisher: University Press of Florida; 1st edition (May 1, 2001)
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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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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.
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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>