The Archaeology of Antislavery Resistance (The American Experience in Archaeological Perspective)

The Archaeology of Antislavery Resistance (The American Experience in Archaeological Perspective)

By: Terrance M. Weik (author)Paperback

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In the days of slavery, people of African descent sought to protect their human rights, escape from bondage, and combat exploitation. Their actions varied across different settings and times, and included accommodation, collaboration, autonomy, and militancy. This volume focuses on the evolution of antislavery resistance by examining material culture, documents, oral traditions, and other evidence that illustrate how enslaved people fought for their freedom.Terrance Weik presents readers with case studies accumulated from the material record left by Maroons in the Americas, Black Seminoles, and the Underground Railroad. He specifically highlights the way archaeologists' contributions have added to our understanding of struggles for freedom from slavery that were pursued by people of the African Diaspora in the Americas and their allies.Weik encourages readers to consider the global dimensions of antislavery resistance as well as issues that continue to spark debate today, including racism, cultural survival, self-determination, and inequality.

About Author

Terrance M. Weik is associate professor of anthropology at the University of South Carolina, USA.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813044729
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 204
  • ID: 9780813044729
  • ISBN10: 0813044723

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