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Eliza Lucas – PhD Thesis
Yonder, by Jabari Asim
Washington Black, Esi Edugyan
Yellow Wife: A Novel, Sadeqa Johnson
The Book of Night Women, Marlon James
The Confessions of Frannie Langton, Sara Collins
Cloudsplitter, Russell Banks
Kindred, Octavia Butler
Sapphira and The Slave Girl, Willa Cather
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
The Good Lord Bird and Song Yet Sung, by James McBride
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Water to My Soul, Pamela Mueller
The Color Purple, Alice Walker
Someone Knows My Name, Lawrence Hill
Underground Airlines, Ben White
Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
Nostalgia, Dennis MacFarland
Plantation Patriot, Francis Leigh Williams
The Indigo Girl, Natasha Boyd
The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehesi Coates
Movies / TV
The Civil War (Ken Burns)
John Adams – HBO series
Daughters of the Dust
Twelve Years a Slave
Tours / Historic Sites
Boone Hall Plantation
The Charleston Museum
Magnolia Plantation — both the enslaved cabin tour and the big house tour
Old Charleston Jail
Rebellion Farm : for a weekend of indigo dyeing in a pole barn with Sea Island Indigo
Stono Slave Rebellion Marker
Wappoo Plantation Marker
Faneuil Hall Middle Passage Ceremony, August 13, 2015
The Granary Burial Grounds (where John Hancock’s ‘servant’ Frank is buried, as well as Crispus Attucks)
Mt. Auburn Cemetery (burial sites of Harriet Jacobs and Mary Walker)
The Jackson Homestead
The Royall House and Slave Quarters (spent a night in the quarters with The Slave Dwelling Project)
Long Wharf, 2022 installed marker
Portsmouth African Burial Ground
Talk about a thorough Bibliography!
For some reason I inserted it twice. Fixed that. I think of my research as more idiosyncratic than thorough but I certainly read a lot.
Wow! That’s quiet the reading list! I am always amazed by your deep interest and dedication, both traits so admirable.
BTW that central orange window square in recent quilt? That was a gift from you!
Ha and I was looking at the artichoke fabric, since I have that one too 🙂 The orange looks like the beloved “fingerpainting” one! i used it in red on the Hearts for Charleston block 🙂
gotta love a great bibliography!
and on a personal note, Lorena Walsh was a colleague at Colonial Williamsburg back in my research librarian days
That’s cool to know.
I find your bibliography equally moving and inspiring. So happy for the news about your brother. That’s quite a worthy birthday gift – the gift of home space and greater autonomy. J’s reading Underground Railroad right now. And I was thinking of starting The Water Dancer …
Let me know what you think.
I will. Loved Underground Railroad a lot. Have been ‘encouraging’ J to read it for years…
My years managing a library on an Indian reservation have me salivating as I read through the list. So many titles peak my curiosity and I have a list now begun to read as many as possible. My Monthly Friends Meeting has begun a deep group study on institutional racism. Everything I can read gives me a deeper dive into the study. I am also in a book blurb through the local Food Bank and Community Center guided by a Native woman; we’re looking in particular at the very challenging topic of white radical groups who are locally causing many challenges to our seven Reservations.
You are such a fine scholar and I treasure your attention to details.
Hi Kristin. Not all of these are super readable. All the slave narratives are worthwhile. The book about the Hemingses was really fantastic, as was the memoir “Sugar in the Blood.” Learning about free Blacks in Charleston in the antebellum era was great (I forget the title as I’m typing but it should be obvious). Archibald Rutledge’s memoir was a great read, too. More contemporary but filled with plants and people and landscapes of South Carolina.
that’s an impressive amount of research!