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An American Dilemma: The Archaeology of Race Riots Past, Present, and Future (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Gonzalez-Tennant.

At the center of Myrdal’s An American Dilemma is the understanding that cycles of violence continue to oppress African Americans. His dilemma refers to the inconsistency between this cycle and the national ethos of upward social mobility. The situation remains unchanged for many minorities today. This paper charts how this cycle of violence has transformed through time by drawing upon the author’s ongoing work in Rosewood, Florida and elsewhere. Although an archaeology of American race riots...


American Made: The Development of Ethnic Identities, Racism, and Economic Growth of the Young American Republic (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jordon Loucks.

Ethnic identification in the archaeological record is fraught with pitfalls. The application of ethnic divisions on populations that helped construct the industrial arteries of New York State are a popular lens to view history through. The immigrant populations that gave life and limb to construct the Erie Canal and the New York Railroad system paved the way for the development of the industrial Northeast. This study hopes to evaluate the efficacy of ethnic identification of the archaeological...


Black Toys, White Children: The Socialization of Children into Race and Racism, 1865-1940. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher P. Barton.

Race and racism are learned. While there has existed a myriad of social practices that have been used to socialize individuals into ideologies of race, this paper details the use of material culture directed at children, that is automata, costumes, games and toys. This paper focuses on material culture from the 1860s-1940s depicting Africans/African Americans. These objects produced, advertised and purchased by adults from children’s play served three purposes; 1) to cultivate ideologies of race...


A Comparative Study of African American Identity Creation in Antebellum New Jersey (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jamie Ancheta.

Nineteenth century Fair Haven, New Jersey was home to an African American community that persevered through religious and structural racism. Racism that escalated to the burning of their Free-African American School house.The African American history of Fair Haven is one of gradual emancipation accompanied by gradual gentrification. This research provides an important avenue to rediscovering a long forgotten and dynamic enclave of African Americans that once existed in Fair Haven. Examination of...


Contexts and Consequences of Racialized Labor Relations between Japanese American Workers and Sawmill Town Management in the Pacific Northwest (1890 to 1930) (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David R Carlson.

This paper will explore the historical context surrounding the relationships between Japanese American sawmill workers and sawmill town management in the early 20th century Pacific Northwest. Japanese American sawmill workers found themselves in a highly racialized labor structure, where they were often regulated to hard labor, "low skill" positions. At the same time, there is evidence to suggest that these workers successfully negotiated with sawmill town management, while taking advantage of...


Counter-Archaeology: Blending Critical Race Theory and Community-Based Participatory Research (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marc Lorenc.

Exploring connections between critical race theory (CRT) and community-based participatory research (CBPR), the methodology outlined in this paper examines how archaeology can be both transformative and empowering through its involvement in civic engagement, critical pedagogy, and social activism. The paper examines various ways in which CRT can broaden our conception of materiality, accountability, inclusion, and collaboration through an analysis of systemic inequality and its varied effects on...


Daily Practices in Private and Communal Spaces: Preliminary Results of Excavation at a Nikkei Residence and Communal Bathhouse at Barneston, WA (1907-1924) (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David R Carlson.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The archaeology of the Japanese Diaspora is an emerging field that focuses on the experiences and material culture of Nikkei (individuals with Japanese heritage) across the world. This paper adds to this growing literature by reporting on the results of fieldwork at the Japanese Camp at the Barneston Townsite (45KI1424). Investigated as part of the Issei at Barneston Project (IABP),...


Defense and Concealment of Migrant Chinese Homes: A Case Study of Surviving Racialized Violence in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century California. (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shane M Martin.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Revolutionizing Approaches to Campus History - Campus Archaeology's Role in Telling Their Institutions' Stories" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Beginning in the early to mid-nineteenth century, Chinese migration to California surged, resulting in a legally-precarious labor force that built the First Transcontinental Railroad as well as universities such as Stanford. Archival evidence and cultural materials...


Drive the Spike and Dig the Ditch: Ethnicity, Racism, and the Economic Development of New York State. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jordon Loucks.

This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of archaeological study in the identification of ethnic boundaries in nineteenth-century contexts along the railroads and canals of New York State. The connections between ethnic boundaries, imposed racialized groups, and economic status have been discussed at length in archaeology. By illustrating the economic development of the state using ArcGIS, the regional growth of access to market and class separation can be linked to the development of racist...


The Dynamite Bombings of African-American Homes in mid-20th Century Dallas: Anarchistic Perspectives and Resurrecting the Memory of Domestic Terrorism (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James Davidson. Edward Gonzalez-Tennant.

A series of dynamite bombings of black residences rocked the communities of Dallas in the 1940s and early 1950s.  Although acknowledged by the local and national press while the attacks were ongoing, these events are not a part of the popular or normative history of the city.  Current state and federal antiquities laws would almost certainly not perceive these properties as culturally or historically significant, and their materiality could remain unacknowledged and invisible.  While the act of...


Excavating the Motor City: Structural Racism and the "Archaeological Record" in Detroit (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert Chidester.

In 2012 the Detroit Housing Commission received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to demolish the long-neglected public housing development known as the Douglass Homes, a collection of townhouses and mid- and high-rise apartment buildings in mid-town Detroit. The Douglass Homes had been built on top of an earlier residential neighborhood on the edge of Paradise Valley, a once-flourishing center of African American commerce and social life in the city. Pursuant to...


From Chinese Exclusion (1882) to Chinese Revolution (1911): The Archaeology of Resiliency in Transpacific Communities (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Laura Ng.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Arming the Resistance: Recent Scholarship in Chinese Diaspora Archaeology" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Historical archaeologists are increasingly using transnational approaches to understand diasporas, particularly because migrants are affected by social and political events in both their homeland and their diasporic community. My paper examines Chinese migration to the U.S. and the development of...


Indians of Virginia; a Third Race in a Biracial State (1976)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Helen C. Rountree.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Long Walks and Longer Waits: Educational Injustice in Boston Schools (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer McCann. Nicole Estey Walsh.

The Abiel Smith School, located on Boston’s historic Beacon Hill, was one of the oldest all-Black schools in the country and operated from 1834 to 1855. According to documentary evidence, the school was underfunded, mismanaged, and often at the center of debates about segregation. The Northeast Museum Services Center, in partnership with the Boston City Archaeology Program, is rehousing and researching the artifacts associated with the school that were excavated in the 1990s. The artifacts tell...


Racism and the Society for Historical Archaeology: Advancing an Anti-Racist Institutional Identity (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Nassaney. Cheryl LaRoche.

Archaeologists are well aware of the ways in which our personal and political lives influence our practice. Since the 1980s the profession has paid increasing attention to the racialization of the past and how white privilege, white supremacy, and racial hierarchy structured the material world and our analysis of it. We have paid less attention to how these conditions continue to structure our institutions. Membership surveys in archaeology demonstrate that our professional societies are...


A Second Life for the Alt-Right: Uses of Conservative Material Culture in Online Spaces (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Gonzalez-Tennant.

The use of social media as an organizing space for the alt-right has received considerable attention since the election of Donald Trump. The alt-right refers to those loosely-affiliated groups that share a far-right ideology intersecting white nationalism. This paper examines how these groups use other forms of new media. The alt-right has long used online worlds such as Second Life to promote their nationalist ideology. Employing a netnographic approach, the author explores the continued rise...


Shopping with the Hooded Order: The Ku Klux Klan Retail Landscape in 1920’s Indianapolis, Indiana (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul R. Mullins. Timo Ylimaunu.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "“And in his needy shop a tortoise hung”: Construction Of Retail Environments And The Agency Of Retailers In Historical Archaeology" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Ku Klux Klan is best-known for theatrical public events and subterranean violence, but in the 1920’s it was Indianapolis, Indiana’s most popular social organization, and it aspired to be viewed as a prosaic feature of everyday social life....


Vectors of Privilege: The Material Culture of White Flight (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Matthews.

The achievement gap, "failing" schools, re-segregation and blight, while often seen as problems and signs of people of color in the US, are better understood as the results of modern efforts to enforce white privilege. Thus, as historical research on the building and renewal of American cities proceeds, we need to pay attention to how policies and practices supporting racial advantage were put in place and made material on the landscape. The urban and suburban northeast is an especially good...


White Columns and Black Hands: Class and Classification in the Plantation Ideology of the Georgia and South Carolina Lowcountry (1993)
DOCUMENT Citation Only J. W. Joseph.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.