Captives: How Stolen People Changed the World

Captives: How Stolen People Changed the World Hist Arch (2017) 51:578–579 DOI 10.1007/s41636-017-0053-z BOOK REVIEW Catherine M. Cameron, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2016. 234 pp., 10 illus., bibliog., index. $59.95 cloth Liza Gijanto Accepted: 10 July 2017 /Published online: 1 August 2017 Society for Historical Archaeology 2017 Catherine M. Cameron’s Captives: How Stolen People The text is divided into seven chapters including an Changed the World is an ambitious review of the existing introduction and conclusion. Chapter 1 provides a gen- literature related to captives (including slaves) as well as a eral introduction to the text, laying out Cameron’sap- call to action for archaeologists to no longer overlook the proach to captives/captive taking. This is followed by a impact those she terms “invisible” have had on their chapter detailing each of the world areas that will be captors’ society. She asks her readers to reconsider their addressed throughout the book (chap. 2). The remainder view of small-scale societies, arguing that “by ignoring of the text focuses on specific themes related to the captives, a class of people who made up a substantial identities of captives, captors, and how the former im- proportion of some small-scale societies, archaeologists pact their new communities. may overlook significant social Historical Archaeology Springer Journals

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