Archaeology and Created Memory

Public History in a National Park

  • Paul A. Shackel

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction Harpers Ferry: A Place in Time

  3. Occupied Harpers Ferry During the Civil War

  4. Rebuilding Harpers Ferry after the War

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-192

About this book


Archaeology can either bolster memory and tradition, or contradict the status quo and provide an alternative view of the past. An archaeology of Harpers Ferry's wartime and Victorian eras confronts time-honored historical interpretations of the past (created and perpetuated by such interest groups as historians and the National Park Service) and in so doing allows us to be more inclusive of the town's forgotten histories and provides alternative voices to a past.


Harpers Ferry Harpers Ferry's wartime National Park Victorian era created memory public history urban development

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Shackel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege Park

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46177-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47173-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0439
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