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African America

Mark P. Leone

in The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780520244504
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520244504.003.0007
African America

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This chapter considers the question of what happens to the members of oppressed cultures—or lifeworlds—within capitalism. It focuses on the African American culture, attempting to show how the African Americans in Annapolis made many lives for themselves, and examines the number of excavations that were done in Annapolis in order to literally unearth more information about this culture. The chapter also considers the independence of the blacks and the features of African culture that survive in Annapolis today.

Keywords: oppressed cultures; capitalism; African Americans; excavations; independence; African culture

Chapter.  19605 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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