9780802853868

I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery

  • ISBN 13:

    9780802853868

  • ISBN 10:

    0802853862

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/25/2011
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

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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