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Negro Ironworkers of Louisiana 1718-1900

Negro Ironworkers of Louisiana 1718-1900 (Paperback)

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When people think of New Orleans, they envision the complex ironwork of balcony railings in the French Quarter or the delicate lace-like gates of the city's cemeteries. It is the city's florid ironwork that gives New Orleans its unmatched, memorable beauty. But few people realise that most of this ironwork was created in the antebellum South -- the golden age of Southern culture -- by black slaves. This book examines the history of African-American ironworkers in Louisiana. It is the first in-depth study of the sophisticated blacksmith skills for which most Negro ironworkers were not appreciated. Christian examines the development of agricultural and metallurgical technology in Africa, the slaves who brought those technologies to the United States, and the ironworkers' roles in the making of New Orleans.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studiesTechnicalIndustrial chemistry & manufacturing technologiesMetals technology / metallurgy Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co Publication Date: 30/11/2002 ISBN-13: 9781589801189  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Regarded as the unofficial poet laureate of the New Orleans African-American community, the late Marcus Christian recorded a distinguished career as a historian, journalist, and literary scholar. His writings and poetry have appeared in numerous newspapers, journals, and general-interest publications.

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