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Book Club Kit : All That She Carried - The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake (10 copies) Cover Image Kit Kit

Book Club Kit : All That She Carried - The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake (10 copies)

Miles, Tiya 1970- (author.).

Summary: "In 1850s South Carolina, just before nine-year-old Ashley was sold, her mother, Rose, gave her a sack filled with just a few things as a token of her love. Decades later, Ashley's granddaughter, Ruth, embroidered this history on the bag--including Rose's message that "It be filled with my Love always." Historian Tiya Miles carefully follows faint archival traces back to Charleston to find Rose in the kitchen where she may have packed the sack for Ashley. From Rose's last resourceful gift to her daughter, Miles then follows the paths their lives and the lives of so many like them took to write a unique, innovative history of the lived experience of slavery in the United States... As she follows Ashley's journey, Miles metaphorically "unpacks" the sack, deepening its emotional resonance and revealing the meanings and significance of everything it contained"--

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  • ISBN: 9781984855015 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1984855018 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Random House Trade Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Emergency packs -- Introduction: Love's practitioners -- Ruth's record -- Searching for Rose -- Packing the sack -- Rose's inventory -- The auction block -- Ashley's seeds -- The bright unspooling -- Conclusion: It be filled -- Sampler : a note on terms -- Little sack of something : an essay on process.
Subject: Women slaves South Carolina Biography
Ashley (Enslaved person in South Carolina)
Mothers and daughters
Women slaves Southern States Social conditions 19th century
Slaves Family relationships Southern States History 19th century
Middleton, Ruth Jones 1903-1942 Family
African American women Biography
African American women Family relationships
African Americans Material culture South Carolina History
Heirlooms South Carolina History
Memory United States
Femmes esclaves Caroline du Sud Biographies
Mères et filles
Femmes esclaves États-Unis (Sud) Conditions sociales 19e siècle
Esclaves Relations familiales États-Unis (Sud) Histoire 19e siècle
Noires américaines Biographies
Noires américaines Relations familiales
Noirs américains Culture matérielle Caroline du Sud Histoire
Objets de famille Caroline du Sud Histoire
African American women
African Americans Material culture
Mothers and daughters
Slaves Family relationships
Women slaves
Women slaves Social conditions
South Carolina
Southern States
United States
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


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APLS BOOK CLUB 306.362 MIL 2022 31291002946943 BOOK CLUB Available -

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