The Newburyport Public Library hosts “An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery” (VIRTUAL)

Wednesday December 29, 2021

The Newburyport Public Library, in collaboration with several other area libraries, will host Dr. Rachel May for a presentation of her book, An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery. Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England– and the people behind it.

May’s book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era–all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt. 

The program will be held on Zoom Tuesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm. To register visit or call  978-465-4428 x242.

This program is made possible by the collaboration of the following libraries: Newburyport Public Library, Billerica Public Library, Portsmouth Public Library, Boxford Town Library, Langley-Adams Library in Groveland, Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, Chelmsford Public Library, Saugus Public Library, and Bigelow Free Public Library in Clinton.

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