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An American quilt : unfolding a story of family and slavery

Title
An American quilt : unfolding a story of family and slavery / Rachel May.
Author
May, Rachel (Rachel Suzanne),
Publication
  • New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
  • ©2018

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Description
ix, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, genealogical table; 24 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Creative nonfiction.
  • History.
  • Nonfiction.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-444).
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.
Call Number
Sc E 18-782
ISBN
  • 9781681774176
  • 1681774178
LCCN
99976571827
Author
May, Rachel (Rachel Suzanne), author.
Title
An American quilt : unfolding a story of family and slavery / Rachel May.
Publisher
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
Copyright Date
©2018
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
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 jacket.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-444).
Other Standard Identifier
99976571827
Research Call Number
Sc E 18-782
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