This article examines the underrepresented world of enslaved artisans in the American south. In the minds of many, enslaved Americans were confined to unskilled plantation labor. While such labor constituted a large part of the work of the enslaved, master craftspeople go unrecognized, perpetuating an imagine of unskilled, nominal workers that undermines the accomplishments of the millions of black artisans working at the time.
"America’s Forgotten Laborers: The World of Enslaved Craftsmen,"
Emerging Writers: Vol. 5, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/emergingwriters/vol5/iss1/5