Excellent study by distinguished historian examines lives and work of American craftsmen in the years before the Revolution — cabinetmakers, silversmiths, pewterers, printers, painters, engravers, blacksmiths, button-makers, shipwrights, and many more. "A fascinating study not only of the work ... read more
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Excellent study by distinguished historian examines lives and work of American craftsmen in the years before the Revolution — cabinetmakers, silversmiths, pewterers, printers, painters, engravers, blacksmiths, button-makers, shipwrights, and many more. "A fascinating study not only of the work of the 18th-century American artisan but of his place in pre-Revolutionary society." — The New Yorker. 18 illustrations.
Reprint of the New York University Press, New York, 1950 edition.
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