Material Culture

Facts & Fabrications Unraveling the History of Quilts & Slavery

Facts & Fabrications Unraveling the History of Quilts & Slavery

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This volume uses the most current research to provide a controversial, yet informative examination of the role of quilts in the era of slavery and emancipation. It includes nine projects and 20 block patterns that represent the history of slavery, inspired by stories of the 'Underground Railroad'.
Lincoln's Labels America's Best Known Brands of the Civil War

Lincoln's Labels America's Best Known Brands of the Civil War

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From du Pont's gunpowder and Borden's condensed milk to Procter & Gamble's soap and Brooks Brothers' uniforms, this history investigates how today's familiar brand names served a vital role for the Union during the Civil War. Rarely told stories from the companies who supplied soldiers and sailors with food, clothing, weapons, and medicine recount tales of political intrigue, family and friends torn apart, and paths crossed with Abraham Lincoln. Not only do these accounts mirror the war itself, they also show that life during conflict can often be as intriguing and dangerous for a company of employees as it is a company of soldiers.
Surveys of the Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals

Surveys of the Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals

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Collection of stamps and covers, NEW.