New York City Neighborhoods: The 18th Century (Paperback)

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An archaeological study of the growth of Manhattan during the colonial period, this book documents the emergence of Manhattan as the center of class-structured capitalist commercialism in the new nation-state. A new introduction by the author updates her analysis in light of subsequent excavations at urban sites (both in New York and elsewhere) and theoretical advances in the understanding of urban public space. From the reviews This is the first major publication to integrate New York City archaeological data into a broader context . . . . A]t once a long overdue reference for the student of New York City history while at the same time a point of departure for broader studies of urban development. Valerie DeCarlo in American Antiquity This work is a building block. It raises important questions and proposes a methodology . . . that make sense for the analysis of archeological data and the creation of historical ethnography. Barbara J. Little in Science A]n impressive view of New York's colonial development oriented toward the interaction between wealth and ethnicity, with insights into urban structure. . . . This book should be of interest to students of cities and urban studies and of New York specifically. Stanley South in American Anthropologist A] welcome addition to the impoverished (quantitatively speaking) or deliciously rich (qualitatively speaking) 1980's monographs written by historical archaeologists. . . . It is an admirable piece of work that builds on 15 years of experience with urban resources. Anne Yentsch in Historical Archaeology

About the Author

Nan A. Rothschild, Barnard College/ Columbia University, New York, New York
Product Details
ISBN: 9780975273869
ISBN-10: 0975273868
Publisher: Eliot Werner Publications/Percheron Press
Publication Date: July 15th, 2008
Pages: 295
Language: English
Series: Foundations of Archaeology