Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, Vol. 6, Issue 2 (July 2017)
Our July 2017 issue of the Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage is available online.
A table of contents is set out below. Open access, online versions of these articles should be available on the web site in the near future. Best wishes, Chris
The Stoneware Pottery Communities and Heritage of Edgefield, South Carolina (Part 1), Special Collection, edited by Christopher C. Fennell
The innovation and development of alkaline-glazed stoneware pottery in America was introduced by potteries operated by the Scots-Irish Landrum family in the Edgefield, South Carolina area early in the nineteenth century. The potteries employed enslaved African-American laborers and later free African Americans. Documentary evidence indicates that many enslaved Africans were brought to this area of pottery production throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, providing newly arrived cultural influences from societies targeted by the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Edgefield potteries present fascinating research questions of understanding technological innovations and investigating the impacts of African-American, European-American, and Asian manufacturing traditions and knowledge on a rural industry and its cultural landscape.
Innovation, Industry, and African-American Heritage in Edgefield, South Carolina
Christopher C. Fennell
Who Were the Potters in the Old Edgefield District?
Carl Steen and Corbett Toussaint
Crosses, Crescents, Slashes, Stars: African American Potters and Edgefield District Pottery Marks
J. W. Joseph
A Dragon Kiln in the Americas: European-American Innovation and African-American Industry
George W. Calfas
Manufacturing Social Class: Entrepreneurs and Industrial Slavery in the Rural Antebellum South