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The Archaeology of Citizenship (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stacey Camp.

This paper examines how a wide variety of communities and individuals have constituted and articulated what it means to be an American using material culture as a medium of social action. I oscillate back and forth from the institutions imparting ideals about American citizenship to the individuals on the receiving end of such ideological instruction. The vantage point historical archaeology affords permits a reading of citizenship that is multiscaler in methodology, nuancing previous studies of...

The Carceral Side of Freedom (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Hayes.

When we remember the great American values of freedom and opportunity, do we also remember the cost, and those at whose expense those values are gained?  The historic site of Fort Snelling in Minnesota has been reconstructed and interpreted as a frontier fort, opening the west to settlers.  Yet the site also has witnessed the failed promises to Native peoples, the ambivalent status of enslaved African Americans in non-slavery territories, and the struggles to belong by Japanese American soldiers...

Material Boundaries of Citizenship: Central American Clandestine Migration through Mexico (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John A. Doering-White.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of undocumented Central American migrants transit through Mexico by hopping freight trains. Migrants navigate organized crime networks and government officials that seek to extort and detain them. They also receive assistance from sympathetic Mexican citizens and a network of humanitarian shelters that have developed along common migrant routes. Throughout this process, migrants seek to both highlight their presence as non-citizens and blend in with the citizen...

Sympathy For The Loss of a Comrade": Black Citizenship And The 1873 Fort Stockton "Mutiny (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicholas J Eskow.

In the 19th century, white elites saw African American literacy as a dangerous tool that would allow black communities to make claims for equality. This was certainly the case in 1873, when the majority of the Black Regulars at Fort Stockton, Texas organized and signed a petition calling for the formal censure of the post surgeon, arguing that the recent death of a fellow soldier was due to the doctor’s intentional and malicious neglect. As a result of this attempt to seek justice through...