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The Resource All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake, Tiya Miles, (electronic resource)

All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake, Tiya Miles, (electronic resource)

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All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake
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All that she carried
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the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake
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Tiya Miles
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eng
Summary
"Sitting in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is a rough cotton bag, called "Ashley's Sack," embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love passed down through generations. 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. The contents of the sack--a tattered dress, handfuls of pecans, a braid of hair, "my Love always"--speak volumes and open up a window on Rose and Ashley's world. 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. These include the story of enslaved labor's role in the cotton trade and apparel crafts and the rougher cotton "negro cloth" that was left for enslaved people to wear; the role of the pecan in nutrition, survival, and southern culture; the significance of hair to Black women and of locks of hair in the nineteenth century; and an exploration of Black mothers' love and the place of emotion in history."--
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1970-
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Miles, Tiya
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ashley
  • Middleton, Ruth Jones
  • Women slaves
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women slaves
  • Slaves
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Memory
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All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake, Tiya Miles, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 416 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781984855008
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4tdt3z9
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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(MnSpTMCL)4tdt3z9
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 42.6 MB)
Label
All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake, Tiya Miles, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 416 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781984855008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4tdt3z9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)4tdt3z9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 42.6 MB)

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