Artisan Workers in the Upper South
Petersburg, Virginia, 1820-1865eBook - 2008
Though deeply entrenched in antebellum life, the artisans who lived and worked in Petersburg, Virginia in the 1800sincluding carpenters, blacksmiths, coach makers, bakers, and other skilled craftsmenhelped transform their planter-centered agricultural community into one of the most industrialized cities in the Upper South. These mechanics, as the artisans called themselves, successfully lobbied for new railroad lines and other amenities they needed to open their factories and shops, and turned a town whose livelihood once depended almost entirely on tobacco exports into a bustling modern city.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2008
Characteristics: data file,rda 1 online resource (xi, 253 pages) : illustrations, maps