The authors construct history around Ozella's story, finding evidence in cultural artifacts like slave narratives, folk songs, spirituals, documented slave codes, and children's' stories. Tobin and Dobard write that "from the time of slavery until today, secrecy was one way the black community could protect itself. If the white man didn't know what was going on, he couldn't seek reprisals." Hidden in Plain View is a multilayered and unique piece of scholarship, oral history, and cultural exploration that reveals slaves as deliberate agents in their own quest for freedom even as it shows that history can sometimes be found where you least expect it. --Amy Wan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"A Secret Story" in the title makes it sound as if it's a sort of mystery, but it's just a VERY dry account of two people 'researching' quilt-making and the underground... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Raising Booklovers
Interesting, intriguing and full of fascinating information.Published 3 months ago by argatheria Vazquez
A telling story of a history of quiltmaking and what it may have meant to those in the underground railroad.Published 3 months ago by civilwar2
Great book, I read Sue Monk Kidd's "invention of Wings" and wanted to learn more about the quilts the slaves made. This was in depth follow upPublished 4 months ago by Donna M. Leahy