Author Rachel May Book Discussion

Join us Tuesday January 11 at 7 pm  as author Rachel May discusses her book, An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery.

After discovering an unfinished 1830s quilt, the author investigates the history of the women who created it, and the overlooked history of Northern slavery. 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.

This is a free Zoom program but registration is required. Once you register, you will receive a link to the Zoom presentation.

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.






Published: December 21st, 2021

Author: Mary