American artisans : crafting social identity, 1750-1850 / edited by Howard B. Rock, Paul A. Gilje, and Robert Asher.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xx, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Artisans History.


Rock, Howard B., 1944-
Gilje, Paul A., 1951-
Asher, Robert.


Introduction : identity and independence : the American artisan, 1750-1850 / Paul A. Gilje -- From father to son : economic roots of craft dynasties in eighteenth-century Maryland / Christine Daniels -- Freeman, servants, and slaves : artisans and the craft structure of revolutionary Baltimore town / Tina H. Sheller -- Planters in the making : artisanal opportunity in Georgia, 1790-1830 / Michelle K. Gillespie -- Slave artisans in Richmond, Virginia, 1780-1810 / James Sidbury -- Alternative communities : American artisans and the evangelical appeal, 1780-1830 / Ronald Schultz --The petitioning of artisans and operatives : means and ends in the struggle for a ten-hour day / Teresa Murphy -- "Spavined ministers, lying toothpullers, and buggering preists" : third-partyism and the search for security in the Antebellum north / Bruce Laurie -- Becoming Joseph T. Buckingham : the struggle for artisanal independence in early-nineteenth-century Boston / Gary J. Kornblith -- From artisan to Alderman : the career of William W. Moore, 1803-1886 / William S. Pretzer -- "All her sons join as one social band" : New York City's artisanal societies in the early republic / Howard B. Rock --With hammer in hand : working-class occupational portraits / Harry R. Rubenstein.


Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press


xx, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Earlier versions of most essays delivered as papers at a conference entitled "The American Artisan," held Oct. 11-12, 1990, Silver Spring, Md.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-244) and index.


0801850304 (pbk.)

Call Number

Stacks HD2346.U5 A74 1995


United States