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Exploring Buried Buxton: Archaeology of an Abandoned Iowa Coal Mining Town with a Large Black Population
by David M. Gradwohl and Nancy M. Osborn
University of Iowa Press, 1984
Paper: 978-1-58729-574-4 | eISBN: 978-1-58729-665-9

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Few sources before have dealt with the archaeology of African American settlements outside the Atlantic seaboard and the southern states. This book describes in detail the archaeological investigations conducted at the town site of Buxton, Iowa, a coal mining community inhabited by a significantly large population of blacks between 1900 and 1925.


David Gradwohl and Nancy Osborn present the archaeology of Buxton from “the group up” to articulate the material remains with the data acquired from archival studies and oral history interviews. They also examine the broader significance of the Buxton experience in terms of those who lived there and their children and grandchildren who have heard about Buxton all their lives.



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