Race and Affluence

An Archaeology of African America and Consumer Culture

  • Paul R. Mullins

Part of the Contributions to Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)

About this book


An archaeological analysis of the centrality of race and racism in American culture. Using a broad range of material, historical, and ethnographic resources from Annapolis, Maryland, during the period 1850 to 1930, the author probes distinctive African-American consumption patterns and examines how those patterns resisted the racist assumptions of the dominant culture while also attempting to demonstrate African-Americans' suitability to full citizenship privileges.


Annapolis Privileg archaeology consumption media

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul R. Mullins
    • 1
  1. 1.George Mason UniversityFairfax

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46089-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47163-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0439
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