The River Street Digital History Project

Author(s): William White

Year: 2015


Race relations remains a central issue in American politics, economics, and culture. Interactions between African Americans and Euroamericans has been a focal point of historical archaeology for the last 30 years. The River Street Digital History Project is centered on the River Street Neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, which was the historical home for most of the town’s non-white population. This research asks: what role did race play in the lives of River Street Neighborhood residents; how did the racialization of African Americans by Euroamericans effect the creation of whiteness as a racial construct, and how was the development of the neighborhood influenced by race?

The 2014 fieldwork for the River Street Digital History project resulted in the creation of a website designed to disseminate digital copies of existing archival data, short segments of newly collected oral history interviews, and photographs from private collections. This poster summarizes these results.

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The River Street Digital History Project. William White. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434125)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 207