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Craft : an American history  Cover Image Book Book

Craft : an American history / Glenn Adamson.

Adamson, Glenn, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781635574586
  • ISBN: 1635574587
  • Physical Description: 387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The artisan republic -- A self-made nation -- Learn trades or die -- A more perfect union -- Americana -- Making war -- Declarations of independence -- Cut and paste -- Can craft save America?
Citation/References Note:
Indexed in the Native American Artists Resource Collection Online, Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives, Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, at the artist name level (February 5, 2021)
Summary, etc.:
"A groundbreaking and endlessly surprising history of how artisans created America, from the nation's origins to the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
520 Examine any phase of our nation's struggle to define itself, and artisans are there: from the silversmith Paul Revere and the revolutionary carpenters and blacksmiths who hurled tea into Boston Harbor, to today's "maker movement." Adamson shows that craft has long been implicated in debates around equality, education, and class. Artisanship has often been a site of resistance for oppressed people, such as enslaved African-Americans whose skilled labor might confer hard-won agency under bondage, or the Native American makers who adapted traditional arts into statements of modernity. He argues that these artisans' stories speak to our collective striving toward a more perfect union. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Industrial arts > United States > History.
Handicraft industries > United States > History.
Handicraft > Social aspects > United States.
United States > Social life and customs.
Handicraft industries.
Handicraft > Social aspects.
Industrial arts.
United States.
Genre: History.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 680.973 ADAMSON (Text) 519396 Non-Fiction Available -

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