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The Resource Crafting lives : African American artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900, Catherine W. Bishir

Crafting lives : African American artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900, Catherine W. Bishir

Label
Crafting lives : African American artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900
Title
Crafting lives
Title remainder
African American artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900
Statement of responsibility
Catherine W. Bishir
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Drawing upon myriad sources, Bishir brings to life men and women who employed their trade skills, sense of purpose, and community relationships to work for liberty and self-sufficiency, to establish and protect their families, and to assume leadership in churches and associations and in New Bern's dynamic political life during and after the Civil War. Focusing on their words and actions, Crafting Lives provides a new understanding of urban southern black artisans' unique place in the larger picture of American artisan identity"--
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Bishir, Catherine W
Dewey number
305.896/0730756192
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F264.N5
LC item number
B56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American artisans
  • Artisans
  • African Americans
  • New Bern (N.C.)
Label
Crafting lives : African American artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900, Catherine W. Bishir
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781469608754
Lccn
2013018943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn838415425
  • 1318590
Label
Crafting lives : African American artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900, Catherine W. Bishir
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781469608754
Lccn
2013018943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn838415425
  • 1318590

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