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Quilts from the Civil War: Nine Projects, Historic Notes, Diary Entries Paperback – August 1, 2009
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Brackman also examines the argument that quilts were used as clues for slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, and concludes that these tales likely were a myth. (Nevertheless, she includes a Jacob's Ladder-style quilt that honors the Underground Railroad.) In evaluating this theory, she discusses the history of the Log Cabin quilt.
Period photographs of women and children, engravings of Sanitary Fairs and other gatherings, photographs of original and reproduction quilts and original dresses beautifully illustrate this book. Excerpts from journals, letters and newspaper articles and reprints of ads calling for the production of items for soldiers add further interest.
Brackman provides a unique timeline that combines both traditional historic events, such as "March 4, 1864 - Grant becomes Commander-in-Chief of the Union Army" with social or women's history, such as "August 1864 - Ladies Christian Commission of San Francisco sponsors a Grand Fair" and "October 5, 1864 - Mary Jones of Georgia records paying $16 a yard for calico.Read more ›
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I'm a visual person, and this book had no photos of the pieces in progress so I was disappointed. To me the best part of the book was the old images, photographs of women and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bookworm
If you are into Civil War stories and quilts
You should add this to your collection. I have this one on my Nook they the Kindle
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