Craft : an American history
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New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.
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Book
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9781635578461, 1635578469, 9781635574586, 1635574587
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Agawam Public Library - Nonfiction680.973 ADAAvailable
Amherst Jones Library - Lower Level680.973 AdamsonAvailable
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Bolton Public Library - Nonfiction680.973 ADAAvailable
Chicopee Main Library - Nonfiction (Lower Level)680.973 ADAMSONAvailable
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Published
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.
Physical Desc
387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781635578461, 1635578469, 9781635574586, 1635574587

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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

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