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The Sangamo frontier [electronic resource] : history and archaeology in the shadow of Lincoln / Robert Mazrim.

Author/Creator:
Mazrim, Robert.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (364 p.)
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Subjects:
Historic sites -- Illinois -- Springfield Region.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Illinois -- Springfield Region.
Archaeology and history -- Illinois -- Springfield Region.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Illinois -- Springfield Region.
Springfield Region (Ill.) -- Antiquities.
Springfield Region (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century.
Springfield Region (Ill.) -- History, Local.
Sangamon River Valley (Ill.) -- History, Local.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Homes and haunts -- Illinois -- Springfield Region.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois' Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state roads. But two of the towns vanished in a matter of years, and many of the activities and lifestyles that shaped them were almost entirely forgotten. In The Sangamo Frontier, archaeologist Robert Mazrim unearths the buried history of this early American community, breathing new life into a region that still rests in Lincoln's shadow. Named after a shallow river that cuts
Contents:
The making of an American frontier
The arrival of archaeology and the shadow of Lincoln
Before the Americans
The Americans
At home, 1800-1840
Under the house, behind the house
Goods in the forests
The hole in the map
A new frontier
Overlooking wilderness : excavations at Elkhart Hill
Earthenware at Cotton Hill : the Ebey-Brunk Kiln site
The origins of a state capital : the Iles Store site
Moses's Sangamo : relocating a lost town
Exploring Moses's Sangamo : excavations at Sangamo town
Lincoln's New Salem : history and archaeology
Behind Lincoln's New Salem : archaeology and revisionism
The end of the trail.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-346) and index.
ISBN:
0-226-51423-4
1-281-96593-6
9786611965938
OCLC:
476229721
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226514239 doi