Summary Book Review Coffin Hardware in Nineteenth-century America by Megan E Springate:
Download or read book Coffin Hardware in Nineteenth-century America written by Megan E Springate and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-06-16 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using data from archaeological excavations, patent filings, and marketing catalogs, this book provides a broad view of the introduction, spread, and use of mass-produced coffin hardware in North America. At the book's heart is a standardized typology of coffin hardware that recognizes stylistic and functional changes and a fresh look at the meanings and uses of the various motifs and decorative elements. Within the discussion of mass-produced coffin hardware in North America is new work connecting the North American industry with its British antecedents and a fresh analysis of the prime factors that led to the introduction and spread of mass-produced coffin hardware. Extensively illustrated with examples of coffin hardware to aid scholars and professionals in identification.
Summary Book Review Death Across Oceans: Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain, America, and Australia by Harold Mytum:
Download or read book Death Across Oceans: Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain, America, and Australia written by Harold Mytum and published by Smithsonian Institution. This book was released on 2018-08-07 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Death Across Oceans: Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain, America, and Australia brings together the leading researchers in historic mortuary practice from Britain, North America, and Australia. It is the first book dedicated to the material culture associated with burial in the historic, English-speaking world. It combines reflections and evaluations from the pioneer scholars who initiated research in this field during the 1980s with studies by young scholars now pushing the research into a new and wider range of issues. This volume will be the seminal work in this field for some time, providing key analyses and essential bibliographic routes into site-specific literature, and setting the research agenda for the future.
Summary Book Review The Black Heavens by Brian R. Dirck:
Download or read book The Black Heavens written by Brian R. Dirck and published by . This book was released on 2019-02-06 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Drawing upon extensive recent historical studies regarding death, funerals, and mourning during the Civil War era as well as primary sources, The Black Heavens provides a realistic view of Lincoln as he encountered death. Avoiding the sentimentalization and excessive psychoanalyzing that has characterized much of the historical (and fictional) writing on the subject, this book carefully situates Lincoln within the social, cultural, and political contexts of death and mourning in his time"--
Summary Book Review International Handbook of Historical Archaeology by Teresita Majewski:
Download or read book International Handbook of Historical Archaeology written by Teresita Majewski and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2009-06-07 with total page 698 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.
Summary Book Review American Patent Law by Robert P. Merges:
Download or read book American Patent Law written by Robert P. Merges and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2023-01-31 with total page 537 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An analysis of technological development and the role of patents from 1790 to the present, written by a pioneering patent scholar.
Summary Book Review The Importance of British Material Culture to Historical Archaeologies of the Nineteenth Century by Alasdair Mark Brooks:
Download or read book The Importance of British Material Culture to Historical Archaeologies of the Nineteenth Century written by Alasdair Mark Brooks and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2015-11-03 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Britain was the industrial and political powerhouse of the nineteenth century—the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the center of the largest empire of the time. With its broad imperial reach—and even broader indirect influence—Britain had a major impact on nineteenth-century material culture worldwide. Because British manufactured goods were widespread in British colonies and beyond, a more nuanced understanding of those goods can enhance the archaeological study of the people who used them far beyond Britain’s shores. However, until recently archaeologists have given relatively little attention to such goods in Britain itself, thereby missing what is often revealing and useful contextual information for historical archaeologists working in countries where British goods were consumed while also leaving significant portions of Britain’s own archaeological record poorly understood. The Importance of British Material Culture to Historical Archaeologies of the Nineteenth Century helps fill these gaps, through case studies demonstrating the importance and meaning of mass-produced material culture in Britain from the birth of the Industrial Revolution (mid-1700s) to early World War II. By examining many disparate items—such as ceramics made for export, various goods related to food culture, Scottish land documents, and artifacts of death—these studies enrich both an understanding of Britain itself and the many places it influenced during the height of its international power.
Summary Book Review Commodifying Everything by Susan Strasser:
Download or read book Commodifying Everything written by Susan Strasser and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Summary Book Review Chinese American Death Rituals by Sue Fawn Chung:
Download or read book Chinese American Death Rituals written by Sue Fawn Chung and published by Rowman Altamira. This book was released on 2005 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chinese American Death Rituals examines Chinese American funerary rituals and cemeteries from the late nineteenth century until the present in order to understand the importance of Chinese funerary rites and their transformation through time. The authors in this volume discuss the meaning of funerary rituals and their normative dimension and the social practices that have been influenced by tradition. Shaped by individual beliefs, customs, religion, and environment, Chinese Americans have resolved the tensions between assimilation into the mainstream culture and their strong Chinese heritage in a variety of ways. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Summary Book Review America, History and Life by :
Download or read book America, History and Life written by and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 968 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
Summary Book Review Biomolecular Archaeology by David M. Reed:
Download or read book Biomolecular Archaeology written by David M. Reed and published by Southern Illinois Univ. This book was released on 2005 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selection of papers presented at the Center for Archaeological Investigations' 19th annual Visiting Scholar Conference, held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, April 2002.
Summary Book Review Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-century Domestic Site Archaeology in New York State by John P. Hart:
Download or read book Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-century Domestic Site Archaeology in New York State written by John P. Hart and published by New York State Museum. This book was released on 2000 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Human Remains from Voegtly Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Douglas H. Ubelaker:
Download or read book Human Remains from Voegtly Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania written by Douglas H. Ubelaker and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review A Time to Mourn by Martha V. Pike:
Download or read book A Time to Mourn written by Martha V. Pike and published by . This book was released on 1980 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Time to Mourn explores in words and pictures the development and decline of urban American mourning customs during the nineteenth century. The seven essays in this book treat nineteenth-century mourning as a subject of social history. The surviving tangible expressions of grief, the graveyards, silk and wool embroideries, jewelry, paintings and fashionable mourning costumes are depicted through the abundantly illustrated essays and an extensive catalog of mourning relics.