The Resource Hidden in plain view : the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad, Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard

Hidden in plain view : the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad, Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard

Label
Hidden in plain view : the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad
Title
Hidden in plain view
Title remainder
the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1993, author Jacqueline Tobin visited the Old Market Building in the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina, where local craftspeople sell their wares. Amid piles of beautiful handmade quilts, Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams and the two struck up a conversation. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams began to tell a fascinating story that had been handed down from her mother and grandmother before her."--BOOK JACKET. "Now, based on Williams's story and their own research, Tobin and Dobard, in what they call "Ozella's Underground Railroad Quilt Code," offer proof that some slaves were involved in a sophisticated network that melded African textile traditions with American quilt practices and created a potent result: African American quilts with patterns that conveyed messages that were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tobin, Jacqueline
Dewey number
973.7/115
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.T63 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dobard, Raymond G
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African American quilts
  • Ciphers
Target audience
adult
Label
Hidden in plain view : the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad, Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday in 1999"--Title page verso
  • "New to the paperback edition is an afterword by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard, revealing and explicating the second part of Ozella's Code, which instructed fugitives how to survive the journey to Canada, and freedom"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • African American quilts: style and traditions
  • The Fabric of heritage: Africa and African American quiltmaking
  • The Underground railroad
  • "There are five square knots ..."
  • "The
  • Monkey wrench turns the wagon wheel ..."
  • "Once they got to the crossroads ..."
  • "Flying geese stay on the drunkard's path ..."
  • Steal away
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
x, 220 pages
Isbn
9780385497671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43373130
  • (OCoLC)ocm43373130
Label
Hidden in plain view : the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad, Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday in 1999"--Title page verso
  • "New to the paperback edition is an afterword by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard, revealing and explicating the second part of Ozella's Code, which instructed fugitives how to survive the journey to Canada, and freedom"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • African American quilts: style and traditions
  • The Fabric of heritage: Africa and African American quiltmaking
  • The Underground railroad
  • "There are five square knots ..."
  • "The
  • Monkey wrench turns the wagon wheel ..."
  • "Once they got to the crossroads ..."
  • "Flying geese stay on the drunkard's path ..."
  • Steal away
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
x, 220 pages
Isbn
9780385497671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43373130
  • (OCoLC)ocm43373130

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