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Crafting LivesAfrican American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900$
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Catherine W. Bishir

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469608754

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469608761_Bishir

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Crafting Lives

Catherine W. Bishir

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter presents some final thoughts. From the eve of the American Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century, skilled black workers in New Bern, North Carolina, demonstrated the multiple possibilities of crafting identities as American artisans and citizens. Like their counterparts throughout the nation, they employed techniques learned through apprenticeships or from family members to make the objects their community needed.

Keywords:   African American artisans, black artisans, New Bern

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