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

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

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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
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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"--
  • "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"--
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Bishir, Catherine W
Dewey number
305.896/0730756192
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F264.N5
LC item number
B56 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 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, (electronic book)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858282282
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469608761
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Crafting lives : African American artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900, Catherine W. Bishir, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858282282
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469608761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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