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Reconstructing the Artisan Labor Economy in Post-Emancipation South Carolina

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Author: Anne E. Kerth, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Comment: Hilary Green, Davidson College

This is a hybrid event. The in-person reception will begin at 4:30 PM.

This paper examines Black artisans’ role in South Carolina’s transition from slavery to wage labor in the aftermath of the Civil War, opening up new perspectives on the transformation of the Southern economy in the wake of emancipation—and on the ways in which individuals’ labor skills determined their experience of that transformation. Special attention is given to Reconstruction Era manifestations of old conflicts over the training and employment of Black artisans, as well as to the evolution of the postbellum artisan labor economy.

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