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A history of Boston in 50 artifacts

Author: Joseph M Bagley
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An illustrated history of the city of Boston, as seen through fifty objects of archaeological significance, ranging from chamber pots to cowbells"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph M Bagley
ISBN: 9781611687828 1611687829 9781611689648 1611689643
OCLC Number: 921864430
Description: xii, 208 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1: Shawmut : The Time before Boston (12,000-400 BP) --
1. Mattapan Banded Rhyolite --
2. Neville Point --
3. Fishweir Stakes --
4. Native Pottery --
5. Fish Spear --
6. Massachusett Weaving --
7. Arrowhead --
Part 2: Puritanical Foundations (1629-1700) --
8. Trade Weight --
9. Stone from Great House --
10. Portuguese Plate --
11. Chamber Pot --
12. Whipworm Egg --
13. Sleeve 14. Bowling Ball --
15. Plate --
16. Child's Shoe --
17. Fruit Pits --
18. Bellarmine Bottle --
19. Lace --
20. Red-Clay Pipe --
Part 3: From Colonist to Rebel (1700-1775) --
21. Cat Skeleton --
22. Whizzer --
23. Porcelain Tea Bowl and Saucer --
24. Redware Waster --
25. Parker-Harris Mug --
26. Bottle Seal --
27. Soldering Iron --
28. Teapot --
Part 4: Conflict and War (1765-1783) --
29. Gunflint --
30. Bar Shot --
31. Charcoal --
32. Powder House Brick --
Part 5: A Changing City in a Changing World (1780-1983) --
33. Massachusetts Cent --
34. Sail Needle --
35. Tortoiseshell Comb --
36. Shell-Edge Pearlware --
37. Cowbell --
38. Nib --
39. New York Militia Button --
40. Vaginal Syringe --
41. Love Token --
42. Horse Blinder --
43. Rock and Tar Bottle --
44. Hebrew Prayer Book --
45. Lady's Wallet --
46. Comb --
47. Red Sox Pin --
48. Cop and Robber Toy and Bell --
49. Lipstick --
50. Showtime Token --
Conclusion: The Future of Archaeology in Boston --
Appendix.
Other Titles: History of Boston in fifty artifacts
Responsibility: Joseph M. Bagley.

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Joseph M. Bagley, city archaeologist of Boston, uncovers a fascinating hodgepodge of history-from ancient fishing grounds to Jazz Age red-light districts-that will surprise and delight even longtime  Read more...
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"The author's engaging writing style keeps the pages turning. For undergraduates, this book provides an introduction to archaeology's unfolding of history. Although not a scholarly work, it does Read more...

 
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