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I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery

ISBN: 9780802853868 | 0802853862
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
Pub. Date: 10/25/2011

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This rich and intricate collection of poems chronicles the various experiences of American slaves. Drawn together through imagery drawn from quilting and fiber arts, each poem is spoken from a different perspective: a house slave, a mother losing her daughter to the auction block, a blacksmith, a slave fleeing on the Underground Railroad. This moving and eloquent set of poems, brought to life by vivid and colorful artwork from Michele Wood, offers a timeless witness to the hardship endured by America?'s slaves. Each poem is supplemented by a historical note.

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