- ix, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, genealogical table; 24 cm
- Creative nonfiction.
- Bibliography (note)
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-444).
- 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.
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- Sc E 18-782
May, Rachel (Rachel Suzanne), author.
An American quilt : unfolding a story of family and slavery / Rachel May.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
- Copyright Date
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
- Type of Content
- Type of Medium
- Type of Carrier
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.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-444).
- Other Standard Identifier
- Research Call Number
Sc E 18-782