Hidden in plain view : the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad /

In this work, the authors "offer the first proof that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. In 1993, ...Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of beautiful handmad... Full description

Main Author: Tobin, Jacqueline, 1950-
Other Authors: Dobard, Raymond G.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
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Summary: In this work, the authors "offer the first proof that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. In 1993, ...Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of beautiful handmade quilts in the Old Market Building of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams began to describe how slaves made coded quilts and used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad." -- Amazon.com
Physical Description: x, 208 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-208).
ISBN: 0385491379 :