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Virginia City : secrets of a western past

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Creator
Ronald M. James
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press and the Society for Historical Archaeology, [2012]
  • ©2012
Physical Details
  • xxii, 147 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
ISBNs
9780803238480, 1280687525, 0803238487, 9786613664464, 9780803240087, 0803240082
OCLC
ocn795120085, ocn752472697, ocn795008861

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-143) and index.

  • Introduction : Twenty-one bits of glass, historical archaeology, and the meaning of the West -- Gold and silver! -- A crowded city on the mining frontier -- An Irish blacksmith and the archaeology of belief -- The Chinese -- Saloons and the archaeology of leisure -- Women on the mining frontier -- Kids on the Comstock -- Piper's Opera House and the archaeology of theater -- Death and the material culture of the final chapter -- Epilogue: Breathing meaning into the past
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