African American Diaspora (Other Keyword)

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African American Diaspora Archaeology and the National Park Service: Reflections on the Past and Goals for the Future (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meredith Hardy. David Morgan.

For 50 years archeologists from the National Park Service’s Southeast Archeological Center have actively worked to uncover, preserve, and interpret African American archeological heritage in our National Parks. SEAC’s work has spanned from the Stafford slave village at Cumberland Island National Seashore to the William Johnson House in Natchez, Mississippi, from the lands owned by a free woman creole of color in Natchitoches, Louisiana to the waters off the cays and harbors in St. Croix, U.S....

Black Women and Post-Emancipation Diaspora: A Community of Army Laundresses at Fort Davis, Texas (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katrina C. L. Eichner.

This paper investigates the role black women at U.S. military forts took in post emancipation diasporic events and movement. Using materials related daily life at a late 19th century, multi-ethnoracial, Indian Wars military fort in Fort Davis, Texas, I show how army laundresses acted as cultural brokers, navigating often contentious social and physical landscapes. With their identity as citizens, women, care-takers, employees, and racialized individuals constantly in flux, these women balanced...

Shifting Focus: Reorienting Western Histories with Historical Archaeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katrina C. L. Eichner.

This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Traditional histories of the American West tend to privilege and centralize the perspectives of the white male elite. But what hidden pathways into the past have been ignored as we continue to privilege this well worn historiography? What would happen if we shifted our perspective to the margins? Could reorienting our focus to those so often left...