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An examination of the life and work of African American master cabinetmaker Thomas Day and his brother John Day, who were free, black craftsmen in the height of the antebellum period. Both skilled in furniture making, learned from their father, they established a business in Milton. John became a Baptist minister and relocated to Liberia, which he helped found. Thomas Day's furniture skills and the fact that he owned both land and slaves gave him a status that was unusual for free blacks in antebellum North Carolina. Thomas and his work reached a sort of mythic reputation in the state in the early 20th century and was glorified by whites who felt comfortable with his middle-class ethics and establishment loyalties.
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This article discusses the career of African American furniture maker Thomas Day, a free black craftsman who lived in northern North Carolina, near his birthplace in Virginia. Legend and myth have grown around Day's life and accomplishments, but his access to and business with white customers and his ability to prosper in that world can be attributed mainly to his recognized talent as a craftsman, even if such recognition of a black man was extraordinary in pre-Civil War North Carolina.
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This article describes some of the theories regarding the disappearance of Sir Walter Raleigh's colonists who had disappeared from Roanoke Island as posited by other historians, including the work of David Beers Quinn. Parramore debates Quinn on some issues, and also supplements Quinn's findings with his own research and thesis.