Defense Date

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

History

First Advisor

Dr. Sarah H. Meacham

Second Advisor

Dr. Brook Newman

Third Advisor

Dr. James P. Whittenburg

Abstract

This paper examines the role of enslaved craftsmen in Charleston cabinetmaking shops during the late-eighteenth century and how wealthy Charlestonians’ desire fashionable goods fueled the demand for this labor force. The first chapter examines the rise of the wealthy Charlestonians and the origins of their taste for fashionable goods. The second chapter explores the increased use of enslaved craftsmen in Charleston cabinetmaking shops during the last half of the eighteenth century and how they affected the production of fashionable cabinet goods.

Rights

© William A. Strollo 2017

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

12-15-2017

Available for download on Saturday, December 15, 2018

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