Rodney Barfield and Patricia Marshall
African American master cabinetmaker Thomas Day (1801-1861), of Caswell County, North Carolina, had an outstanding career and achieved remarkable social standing during the state’s antebellum period.
Thomas Day was a free black who lived in the Dan River town of Milton. He was educated, owned property and slaves, ran a successful business that made furniture for some of the state’s most prosperous white citizens, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Milton.
Originally published separately in the North Carolina Historical Review, the two articles in this book examine several aspects of Day’s notable life and career.
Paperbound. Pp. 69. Illus. Index. (3rd printing, 2010) (t)