Abstract: The Dearfield Dream Project is a collaborative research initiative to conduct historical, cultural, archaeological, and environmental studies on the early 20th Century African-American colony site of Dearfield, Colorado, USA. Because the breadth and significance of the Dearfield Project requires an interdisciplinary research team, a network of research collaborators has been assembled. This research network seeks to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge of the site and its surrounding farmsteads’ economic, social, political, and environmental history for better understanding and interpretation of its contributions to Colorado and U.S. history. Herein, we detail progress that has been made on this important historical/cultural research project. Further, we outline the future of the Dearfield research network along with our current and anticipated subjects of inquiry.
Keywords: African-American history; culture; research network; interdisciplinary; social justice
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Brunswig, R.; Junne, G.; Bowser, G.; Renfrew, E.; Dickmann, E.; Purnell, A.; Brown, M. Dearfield Dream Project: Developing an Interdisciplinary Historical/Cultural Research Network. Soc. Sci. 2013, 2, 168-179.
Brunswig R, Junne G, Bowser G, Renfrew E, Dickmann E, Purnell A, Brown M. Dearfield Dream Project: Developing an Interdisciplinary Historical/Cultural Research Network. Social Sciences. 2013; 2(3):168-179.
Brunswig, Robert; Junne, George; Bowser, Gillian; Renfrew, Erin; Dickmann, Ellyn; Purnell, Amanda; Brown, Mark. 2013. "Dearfield Dream Project: Developing an Interdisciplinary Historical/Cultural Research Network." Soc. Sci. 2, no. 3: 168-179.