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Archaeology and Created Memory: Public History in a National by Paul A. Shackel

By Paul A. Shackel

Archaeology can both bolster reminiscence and culture, or contradict the established order and supply an alternate view of the prior. An archaeology of Harpers Ferry's wartime and Victorian eras confronts everyday old interpretations of the previous (created and perpetuated via such curiosity teams as historians and the nationwide Park carrier) and in so doing permits us to be extra consisting of the town's forgotten histories and gives substitute voices to a past.

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