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Thomas Day : master craftsman and free man of color

Author: Patricia Phillips Marshall; Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published in association with the North Carolina Museum of History by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Series: Richard Hampton Jenrette series in architecture & the decorative arts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Day (1801-61), a free man of color from Milton, N.C., became the most successful cabinetmaker in North Carolina--white or black--during a time when most blacks were enslaved and free blacks were restricted in their movements and activities. This beautifully illustrated book provides information on Day's life and career and features more than 160 pieces of furniture and architectural woodwork that he produced  Read more...
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Marshall, Patricia Phillips.
Thomas Day.
Chapel Hill : Published in association with the North Carolina Museum of History by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009042759
(OCoLC)441211210
Named Person: Thomas Day; Thomas Day; Thomas Day
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Phillips Marshall; Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll
ISBN: 9780807895719 0807895717 9780807833414 080783341X
OCLC Number: 658201645
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 289 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map.
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: A Cabinetmaker; CHAPTER TWO: A Good and Valuable Citizen; CHAPTER THREE: Opportunities for an Industrious Man; CHAPTER FOUR: Unavoidable Encumbrances, Gratifying Accomplishments; CHAPTER FIVE: An Assortment of Fine and Fashionable Furniture; CHAPTER SIX: Bold and Expressive Architectural Woodwork; EPILOGUE: An Enduring Legacy; APPENDIX A: John Day Sr. Estate Papers; APPENDIX B: Petition from the citizens of Milton on behalf of Thomas Day, 1830; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index.
Series Title: Richard Hampton Jenrette series in architecture & the decorative arts.
Responsibility: Patricia Phillips Marshall and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll.

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