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The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race, Sexuality, and Identity in Colonial San Francisco

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University of California Press

In this interdisciplinary study, Barbara Voss examines religious, environmental, cultural, and political differences at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, to reveal the development of social identities within the colony. Voss reconciles material culture with historical records, challenging widely held beliefs about ethnicity.