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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.
The discovery of the systems escaped slaves used to get North and into Canada by the secret language in quilt patterns was exciting, the more so for the fact that it has remained... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Mary Lou Schram
Told the story and explained the patterns. Good read as I begin my quilt.Published 1 month ago by Diane Parker
Outstanding book, some chapters were harder to read (doesn't hold your attention) but we'll worth it.Published 2 months ago by T. D. Garnett