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An American quilt : unfolding a story of family and slavery

Author: Rachel May
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Pegasus books cloth editionView all editions and formats
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Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, May examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England-- and the humanity behind it. In piecing together the story of Minerva, Eliza, Jane, and Juba-- the enslaved women behind a quilt made of 1830s-era fabric-- and their owner, Susan Crouch, May reveals the lives of these urban enslaved women and their world. -- adapted from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel May
ISBN: 9781681774176 1681774178
OCLC Number: 1009013394
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: ix, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Contents: Piecing the quilt --
Eliza, Minerva, & Juba --
Warp & weft : agriculture & industry --
Mosaic --
Medicine & its failures --
Hickory root --
The Leonids : a sermon in patchwork --
Even there --
Canuto Matanew --
An abomination --
Living history --
Portraits.
Responsibility: Rachel May.

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Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England-and the humanity behind it.  Read more...

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