Facts and Fabrications

Facts and Fabrications : Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery

By (author) Barbara Brackman


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This unique volume looks at the history of quilting and the use of quilts as visual aids in the context of slavery and the 'Underground Railroad' in pre-Civil War America. "Facts & Fabrications" uses the most current research - including first-person accounts, newspaper and military records, and surviving quilts - to provide a controversial, yet thorough and informative examination of the role of quilts in the era of slavery and emancipation. This volume also includes 9 projects and 20 block patterns that represent the history of slavery, inspired by stories of the 'Underground Railroad'.

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • 22 Feb 2007
  • C & T Publishing
  • Concord
  • English
  • with mix & match historic blocks
  • 1571203648
  • 9781571203649
  • 119,295

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Barbara Brackman has written numerous books about quilts and quilting history. She is a consultant to the Kansas Museum of History, and a member of the Quilter's Hall of Fame.

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