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By Mark P. Leone (auth.), Mark P. Leone, Parker B. Potter Jr. (eds.)

American issues, American fabric tradition, and American archaeology are the topics of this booklet. The authors use items used or made in the United States to light up matters equivalent to tenancy, racism, sexism, and nearby bias. members make the most of information approximately daily items - from tin cans and bottles to namebrand goods, from fish bones to equipment - to investigate the best way American capitalism works. Their cogent analyses take us actually from damaged dishes to the foreign economic system. specially amazing chapters study how an archaeologist formulates questions about exploitation below capitalism, and the way the learn of artifacts finds African-American center category tradition and its reaction to racism.

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