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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Catherine W Bishir
|ISBN:||9781469608754 1469608758 9781469608761 1469608766 1469611783 9781469611785|
|Description:||xii, 380 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm|
|Responsibility:||Catherine W. Bishir.|
"From the colonial period onward, black artisans in southern cities--thousands of free and enslaved carpenters, coopers, dressmakers, blacksmiths, saddlers, shoemakers, bricklayers, shipwrights, cabinetmakers, tailors, and others--played vital roles in their communities. Yet only a very few black craftspeople have gained popular and scholarly attention. Catherine W. Bishir remedies this oversight by offering an in-depth portrayal of urban African American artisans in the small but important port city of New Bern. In so doing, she highlights the community's often unrecognized importance in the history of nineteenth-century black life"--
This work will appeal to a broad audience of scholars interested in southern labor history, the extended narrative of black life in the South, and the role of artisan workers in the larger shaping of
- African American artisans -- New Bern -- History -- 19th century.
- Artisans -- North Carolina -- New Bern -- History -- 19th century.
- African Americans -- North Carolina -- New Bern -- History -- 19th century.
- New Bern (N.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
- HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
- SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
- African American artisans.
- African Americans.
- North Carolina -- New Bern.
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