Stitches in Time: Family and Slavery in Mercantile America

書名:Stitches in Time: Family and Slavery in Mercantile America,語言:英文,ISBN:9781681774176,作者:May, Rachel,出版日期:2017/08/08,類別:生活風格
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When we think of slavery most of us think of the American South. We think of chattel slavery, of back-breaking work, and of cruel and inhumane treatment on plantations. We don’t think of slavery in the North, nor do we think of urban and domestic/house slaves.Rachel May’s remarkable book sheds new light on the far reach of the slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, and the role it played in the growth of mercantile America—all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt. While working in a textile archive, May opened an old box and discovered a literal treasure-trove: along with a carefully folded unfinished quilt there was a disarray of 1830’s-era fabrics, crumbling papers with the dates 1798, 1808, 1813, the words “shuger,” “rum,” “casks,” and “West Indies," repeated over and over along with “friendship” “kindness,” “government,” and “incident.” And then there were hundreds of letters between the Crouch-Cushman families of Charleston, South Carolina and Providence, Rhode Island.Stitches in Time is a beautifully written and resonate history that takes this tactile connection to the past and stitches together a forgotten legacy of slavery with the rich lives of Minerva, Juda, and Eliza, urban slaves, and their owner, Susan Crouch.


  • ISBN:9781681774176
  • 規格:精裝 / 15.2 x 22.9 cm / 普通級