Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900

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Index
Abbott, Israel Braddock (carpenter), 155, 217, 241, 330 (n. 11), 331 (n. 13); biographical summary, 259–60; in civic organizations, 221–22, 224, 283, 336 (nn. 71, 77), 338 (n. 98); early life, 149–50, 155, 260, 270; family of, 240, 243, 259–60, 285; organizes union, 330 (n. 9); owns real estate, 243; political roles of, 12, 170, 213, 217–19, 260, 265, 283, 289
Abbott, Susan, 240
Abolitionism and abolitionists, 125, 137, 138, 139, 144–45, 267, 271, 286; southern whites’ reaction to, 102, 103, 106, 133–35, 136
Abraham (apprentice house carpenter), 52
Abraham (carpenter, shoemaker), 51
Abraham (carpenter), 46
Abram (apprentice cooper), 52
Abram (brother of runaway blacksmith), 64
Abram (cooper), 41
“Address of the Freedmen’s Convention to the White and Colored Citizens of North Carolina” (1866), 188–89, 190
African Brigade. See U.S. Colored Troops
African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, 31, 160, 226. See also Rue, George A.; Rue’s Chapel AME Church
African Methodist Episcopal Singing School, 226
African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church, 3, 160, 162, 226; national conference in New Bern, 228. See also Andrews Chapel; Clinton Chapel; St. Peter’s AME Zion Church
Allen, Abram Moody Russell(brickmason, plasterer): early life and manumission of, 46–47, 54, 72, 73, 74, 88, 89, 279; executor and heir of Donum Montford, 80, 121, 280; takes apprentices, 84; in Washington, N.C., 100, 281, 322 (n. 2)
Allen, Eliza, 126
Allen, Jeremiah N., 320 (n. 118)
Allen, Mary, 126
Alston, William J. (apprentice tailor, minister), 123, 131, 167, 269
America (cooper), 41
American Revolution: black soldiers’ service in, 47–48, 188, 190; New Bern leaders in, 23, 70, 71, 76; principles and rhetoric of, invoked by black artisan-leaders, 14, 168, 174, 194; spirit of, related to manumissions, 49, 68, 76, 95, 105
Anderson, W. H., 329 (n. 90)
Andrews, Allen S., 297 (n. 17)
Andrews Chapel (Andrew Chapel; Andrew’s Chapel; St. Andrew’s Chapel), 27–28, 107, 148, 154 (ill.), 221, 227–28, 229; afliates with AME Zion, 161–62; leaders at, 110, 149, 159, 160, 240, 260, 264, 270, 286, 287, 288, 290; as political meeting site, 162–63, 166–69, 171, 175, 176, 187, 214, 227, 229; as schoolhouse, 159, 184, 221. See also Hood, James Walker; Methodist Meeting House; St. Peter’s AME Zion Church
Antislavery sentiment, 25, 49, 133
Apprenticeships, 6, 10, 45, 47, 52–53, 60, 79, 80–83, 98–100, 121–25; apprentice bonds, 81, 121–22, 307 (nn. 112, 120), 315 (n. 60); assigned by courts, 83–84, 121–22; black masters of apprentices, 17, 47, 80, 83–84, 122–23, 198, 199, 122, 212; for free black children, 44–45, 81, 103, 121–23; laws concerning, 81; practices after Civil War, 198–99; for slaves, 52–53, 117; teaching apprentices to read and write, 81, 122; tools given to, 38, 80; white masters of black apprentices, 54, 81–83, 122–23, 198. See also individual artisans
Architects, 203, 212. See also Eubanks, George C.; Hawks, John; Nichols, William; Paton, David
Architecture, New Bern, 9; antebellum, 112,

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