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Contents Preface 000 1. Brokering the Cultures of Delaware's Agricultural Communities: Archaeologists, Merchant-Farmers, and Tenants 000 A Discovery 000 The Cultures of Agriculture 000 The Culture Broker 000 Merchants as Brokers 000 Brokers and Cultures and "Frivolous Trinkets" 000 2. Historical Archaeology Lessons from Delaware 000 History, the People, the Places 000 Managing Delaware's Historical Archaeological Resources 000 Delaware History 000 Distinctly Delaware 000 Lessons in Bridge Building 000 3. "Progressive New Castle" and Kent's "Golden Opportunity" 000 Farming Folks 000 The Historic Context 000 Agricultural Places 000 Archaeology of the Cultures of Agriculture 000 4. Toward the Cultures of Agriculture 000 Encountering the Material World 000 Improving Agriculture at the Buchanan-Moffett Farm, 1846-1925 000 Remembering an Ogletown Tenant Farm, ca. 1830-1950 000 Gone and Almost Forgotten: Remaking the Farm on Muddy Branch, 1850-1900 000 Keeping the Gate and Reforming the Farm at Mount Vernon Place, ca. 1844-1890 000 5. Brokering Culture at the Intersections: Historical Archaeological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in Delaware's Agricultural Communities 000 Encountering Race and Ethnicity in the Material World 000 Working on Farms: An African American Family at Home, in the Community, and in Global Context, 1875-1922 000 Working Other People's Land and Doing Their Laundry on a Christiana Tenancy after the Civil War 000 A Home of Their Own, ca. 1887-1915 000 Conclusion: An Archaeology of People, Places, Histories, and the Cultures of Agriculture 000 Archaeological Perspectives on the Histories of Delaware's People, Places, and Cultures 000 Brokering Improvement: Exchange in Delaware's Agricultural Communities 000 Dwelling in New Castle and Kent Agricultural Communities, 1830-1940 000 Fencing Capitalist Farming 000 Reinventing Tradition on the Farm 000 Differences of Place 000 Differences of Class 000 Differences of Race and Ethnicity 000 Future Directions in the Historical Archaeology of the Cultures of Agriculture 000 Appendix 1. Jonathon Allee's Purchases, 1809-1810 000 Appendix 2. Benjamin Coombe's Purchases, 1809-1810 000 Appendix 3. Jonathon Allee's Payments Received, 1809-1810 000 Appendix 4. Benjamin Coombe's Payments Received, 1809-1810 000 Appendix 5. Property Types in New Castle and Kent Counties, 1830-1940 000 Appendix 6. Evaluation of Property Types of New Castle and Kent Counties, 1830-1940 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Delaware Antiquities, Archaeology and history Delaware, Excavations (Archaeology) Delaware, Agriculture Social aspects Delaware History, Farms Delaware History, Farmhouses Delaware History, Delaware History, Local, Historic sites Delaware, Delaware Social conditions