- Was the center of government, education, and culture in colonial Virginia.
- The town was named after King William 111 of England.
- Was the capital of Virginia.
Slavery of Williamsburg
Trades: The Shoemakers' Shop
There are three levels of craftsmen: Apprentice, Journeymen, and Master. Apprentices' were the one who learned the skillsand crafts. They worked until they were 21 years old. Journeymen were skilled workers but were not masters. They were the ones that taught the apprentice the skills and crafts. Masters were the ones who OWNED the shop. They sometimes competed with others masters and their shops for business. You might find that there are many types of craftsmen in Williamsburg, such as, Blacksmiths, Shoemakers, Millers, and Coopers.
This apprentices is most likely learning from a journeyman or master.
This journeyman is creating something for his master or is creating something for a model for the apprentice to remodel.
This master is most likely watching his journeymen create something to sell in his shop.
Four rules kids had to follow were:
- Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present
- When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the body, not usually Discovered [seen].
- Shew [show] Nothing to your Friend that may affright [frighten] him.
- In the Presence of Others Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise, nor Drum with your Fingers or Feet.