The words and wares of David Drake : revisiting I made this jar and the legacy of Edgefield pottery /

A celebration of an enslaved potter's art and the poetry he inscribed in clay despite anti-literacy laws.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors / Creators:Koverman, Jill Beute, 1968- editor.
Przybysz, Jane, 1954- editor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2023]
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Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • THE WORDS AND WARES OF DAVID DRAKE
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Foreword to I Made This Jar (1998)
  • Foreword to the Revised and Expanded Edition
  • Introduction
  • PART ONE I MADE THIS JAR
  • I Made This Jar
  • Searching for Messages in Clay: What Do We Really Know About the Poetic Potter, Dave?
  • Edgefield, South Carolina: Home to Dave the Potter
  • Dave the Potter and the Origins of African American Poetry
  • Talking Jars: Dave and Larger Traditions of Pot-Poetry
  • Archaeological Findings Related to Dave at Edgefield Pottery Sites
  • Dave's Verse as Social Response
  • Catalog of Exhibition Objects, I Made This Jar, McKissick Museum, 1998
  • PART TWO I MADE THIS JAR REVISITED
  • There Once Was a Man Named Dave . . .
  • Black Artists as Cultural Historians: Jonathan Green, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Drake
  • Embodying Dave: Performance and the Creation of an Artistic, Para-Historical Narrative
  • Marking Time: The Dated Vessels of David Drake
  • The Last Dave Pot?
  • Who Were the Potters in the Old Edgefield District?
  • "The Unknown Potter": Continuing the Search for Dave
  • Appendixes
  • Appendix A: Amendments to the Original Exhibition Catalog Text
  • Appendix B: Edgefield District African American Potters and Associated Laborers (1790-1900)
  • Appendix C: Inventory of Dated Vessels
  • Appendix D: Known Inscriptions Incised by and Attributed to David Drake
  • Notes
  • Index