The Saratoga Campaign: Uncovering an Embattled Landscape
Edited by William A. Griswold and Donald W. LinebaughE-book: $25.99
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Despite the scientific underpinning, this is far from dry material. It will appeal most to serious students of the campaign, but it remains accessible to the more casual reader. . . . This is a surprisingly attractive and fascinating book that belies its rather academic-looking cover.
--History of War
The Saratoga Campaign utilizes archaeological research and historical reconstruction to provide new insight on how the armies’ fortifications were designed and built, as well as what tactics allowed for an American victory. Relying on maps, photographs, and digital renderings, the diverse group of contributors interprets the physical attributes of the battles in a way that was previously impossible.
--The Hudson River Valley Review
A major historical archaeology volume on a famous Revolutionary War battle. . . . Highly recommended.
The Saratoga Campaign is an important contribution to military sites and historical archaeology, bringing together scholars from different disciplines to illuminate the Revolutionary War battles fought at Saratoga. It is well illustrated and thoughtfully organized. Indeed, the book provides a model for sharing the results of archaeological research on military sites.
--Historical Archaeology Review
Coalescing the findings of archaeologists who have investigated at the battlefield and the disciplines of history and material cultural makes for a compelling read. Griswold and Linebaugh have brought together world-renowned experts, giving archaeologists, historians, and curators the opportunity to apply their disciplines to create a scientifically comprehensive account of the Battles of Saratoga and the surrender of Burgoyne. This book will surely be a must-read for those studying American history and a resource for academic institutions throughout the world.
--Joe Finan, superintendent of Saratoga National Historical Park
WILLIAM A. GRISWOLD is an archaeologist with the National Park Service’s Northeast Region Archaeology Program. DONALD W. LINEBAUGH, professor at the University of Maryland, has written a number of books, including The Man Who Found Thoreau: Roland W. Robbins and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in America.