Colonial American Craftsmen Series

The little "Am" sticker indicates "American History" in my home library.
Most of my history books are dated by the year a subject is born or an event begins,
but some are marked  for a broader period--
An for ancient, Me for medieval, Am for American.

I love Fisher's detailed woodcut illustrations and his clear, interesting prose.

Of this series, published between 1964 and 1976, Mr. Fisher wrote:
"I chose to write and illustrate a group of books on colonial American history because I know of no other time in our history when the aspirations of the people were so clearly expressed by their extraordinary craftsmanship. They were artists in every sense of the word. Their skill was a matter of profound and lengthy training. They applied themselves with energy and care. Their attitude was always one of pride in their singular ability and individualism. They were deliberate workmen who exercised such great control over their ideas, tools, and materials that they created one-of-a-kind objects that could not be recreated. The craftsman was master of his creations. 
I want my children to know this. I want their friends to know this. It is a most meaningful part of their history."

The Architects
The Blacksmiths
The Cabinetmakers
The Doctors
The Glassmakers
The Hatters
The Homemakers
The Limners (portrait painters)
The Papermakers
The Peddlars
The Potters
The Printers
The Schoolmasters
The Shipbuilders
The Shoemakers
The Silversmiths
The Tanners
The Weavers
The Wigmakers

My copy of The Wigmakers (1965) also lists the following books as being "in preparation," but The Homemakers (1973) does not mention them in its list. The Library of Congress has no record of them. With that and other searches over several years, I suspect that these were never published--

The Clockmakers
The Gunsmiths
The Lampmakers
The Masons
The Metalworkers
The Pharmacists
The Tailors