Archaeology at the Rev John Landrum Stoneware Kiln Site

Author: Carl Steen
ISBN: 9781539966432
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a report on research at 38AK497, the Rev. John Landrum Stoneware Kiln. This site was in operation between about 1810 and 1847. It is believed to be the site of early experimentation with fine wares as we as with alkaline glazed stoneware. Included are discussions of the local environmental and cultural history, excavations conducted in 1987 and 2011-2014, and analysis of the artifacts collected. It is extensively illustrated with maps, field photos and artifact photos. The latter focus on diagnostic elements such as rims, handles, decorations and marks.

Where Is All My Relation

Author: Michael A. Chaney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199390215
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Where Is All My Relation? presents the first sustained academic discussion of the poetry, pottery, and culture of David Drake, an antebellum slave who distinguished himself by composing verse on the ceramics he produced in the years leading up to the Civil War. During the 1830s, 40s, and 50s, he incised couplets and signatures (a singular "Dave") onto the incredibly large storage vessels that he made. In fact, his stoneware pots and jars are among the largest made in North America during the antebellum era, and craft enthusiasts and appraisers are still proclaiming their precision and ambitious volume. Rich with biblical allusions, historical facts, and personal opinions, his art provides unique insights into the lives of slaves, craftsmen, and the culture of the American South in the first half of the nineteenth century. The essays here engage with the historical context and major issues that Drake's work provokes, among them: prohibitions against slave literacy; Drake's privileged status compared to other slaves at the time; the interpretive status of his material craft objects; the influence of contemporary African American poet George Moses Horton; and Drake's ability to sell his pottery despite the fact that slaves were not officially permitted to participate in a cash economy. Featuring essays by literary critics, art-historians, archaeologists, and curators, Where Is All My Relation? provides a window into the world of nineteenth century material culture and expands our traditional understanding of the slave-narrative genre.

Great Noble Jar

Author: Cinda K. Baldwin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820346160
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First published in 1993, this was the first authoritative study of South Carolina stoneware and its history, including he methods used to throw, glaze, decorate, and fire the vessels. Illustrated with nearly two hundred photographs (including fifteen color plates), maps, and drawings, plus an index of potters.

The Routledge History of the American South

Author: Maggi M. Morehouse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317665341
Format: PDF
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The Routledge History of the American South looks at the major themes that have developed in the interdisciplinary field of Southern Studies. With fifteen original essays from experts in their respective fields, the handbook addresses such diverse topics as southern linguistics, music (secular and non-secular), gender, food, and history and memory. The chapters present focused historiographical analyses that, taken together, offer a clear sense of the evolution and contours of Southern Studies. This volume is valuable both as a dynamic introduction to Southern Studies and as an entry point into more recent research for those already familiar with the subfield.

American Material Culture and the Texas Experience

Publisher: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Format: PDF
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"The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, established the biennial David B. Warren Symposium, "American Material Culture and the Texas Experience," to honor Bayou Bend's founding director emeritus. Each volume presents five papers from the symposium. Five distinguished scholars place the pre-1900 material culture of Texas, the lower South, and the Southwest within a national and international context."--Provided by publisher.