Uncommon Ground by Leland G Ferguson
Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800

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Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial America.Through pre-Revolutionary period artifacts gathered from plantations and urban slave communities, Ferguson integrates folklore, history, and research to reveal how these enslaved people actually lived. Impeccably researched and beautifully written.

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About Leland G Ferguson

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Leland Ferguson is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.
Published January 11, 2012 by Smithsonian Books. 186 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The uncommon ground in the title of Ferguson's highly provocative book is that which yields up evidence of African Americans during the pre-Revolutionary period.

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