Revolution (Other Keyword)

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George Toasts George? (It’s Complicated): 'G.R.' Mugs and the Changing Identity of the Washington Family from Loyal Brits to Revolutionaries (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mara Kaktins.

The presence of ‘G.R.’ drinking vessels on mid-eighteenth century archaeological sites in Virginia is typically nothing to write home about… unless the sites in question are associated with individuals who were to become significant figures in the American Revolution. ‘G.R.’ vessels have been recovered from George Washington’s boyhood home at Ferry Farm, and Kenmore, his sister Betty’s home with her husband Fielding Lewis, a financier of the Revolution.  Like most colonists, they viewed...


Revolutionary Households: Archaeology at the Hacienda San Miguel Acocotla (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Terese Newman.

With the signing of the Treaty of Cordoba in 1821, Spain formerly recognized Mexico as an independent nation. As identity shifted from colony to country, processes of modernization accelerated and rural households were transformed. These transformations led to increased attacks on the traditional structures of home life, family, and community, attacks that ultimately erupted in the rural uprisings associated with the Central Mexican experience of the Mexican Revolution. Drawing on...


Searching For Slavery In Saint Domingue. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kenneth Kelly.

Saint Domingue was the most important European colony of the Caribbean region, producing vast amounts of wealth through the labor of enslaved Africans and their descendants.  It was also the setting of the only large scale slave revolt that succeeded in overturning the slavery system.  In spite of this importance to Atlantic studies, African Diaspora studies, and historical archaeology, very little substantive research has been conducted on sites associated with the dwelling places of the...


To Scuttle and Run: The Institute of Maritime History’s Search for Lord Dunmore’s Floating City of 1776 (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David P. Howe. P. Brendan Burke.

Since 2008 the Institute for Maritime History (IMH) has supported a research project at the confluence of the St. Marys and Potomac rivers. This area is the suspected locus of Lord Dunmore’s scuttled fleet from 1776. As the last British colonial governor of Virginia, Dunmore fled the colony with a flotilla of loyalists, soldiers, and sailors. Aboard the civilian fleet, guarded by Royal Navy sloops and a frigate, Dunmore unsuccessfully attempted to restore order to an unravelling colony. After...


"Washington Began To Make The Highways Around Philadelphia So Unsafe With Parties From His Fortified Camp:" The Strategic Importance Of The Valley Forge Winter Encampment—A Historical, Archaeological, And Landscape Perspective (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jesse A West-Rosenthal.

The now infamous site of the Valley Forge winter encampment consists of the location where roughly 12,000 soldiers of the Continental Army camped during the winter of 1777-1778. Valley Forge is located just twenty miles northwest of Philadelphia. This position enabled the Continental Army to be close enough to the city to maintain pressure on the occupying British forces as well as being far enough away in a high-ground position just outside the city to avoid the immediate threat of attack....