Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World Hist Arch (2017) 51:593–595 BOOK REVIEW Elizabeth M. Scott (editor), University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 2017. 280 pp., 48 figs., 6 tables, glossary, index. $89.95 cloth Amélie Allard Accepted: 3 October 2017 /Published online: 19 October 2017 Society for Historical Archaeology 2017 Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New creolization as an analytical framework to better World assembles a diverse ensemble of theoretically understand the dynamics between the maintenance informed research on past lived experiences within of certain practices and cultural borrowing within French-speaking communities. Through emphases on shared colonial spaces. Maureen Costura, for in- the materiality of multicultural interactions, labor, stance, demonstrates how and why French aristo- and power relations, the 10 chapters in this edited crats fled from the Haitian and French revolutions. volume cover a wide range of settlement types She explains how they struggled to maintain their (e.g., pays d’en haut, Louisiana, circum-Caribbean, status and identity in Pennsylvania, where access and Acadian diaspora) from the 17th through the to a rich and delicate diet, integral to their self- mid-18th centuries. Several of the essays also pro- image, was difficult to obtain. vide the reader with the state of archaeological In a similar vein, Historical Archaeology Springer Journals

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