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

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

Label
All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake
Title
All that she carried
Title remainder
the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake
Statement of responsibility
Tiya Miles
Title variation
Journey of Ashley's sack, a black family keepsake
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miles, Tiya
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.S7
LC item number
M55 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women slaves
  • Ashley
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women slaves
  • Slaves
  • Middleton, Ruth Jones
  • African American women
  • African American women
Label
All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake, Tiya Miles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1236902544
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984854995
Lccn
2020051688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1236902544
Label
All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake, Tiya Miles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1236902544
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984854995
Lccn
2020051688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1236902544

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