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Saugus Public Library to host Dr. Rachel May

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  Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 7 p.m. when the Saugus Public Library, in collaboration with several other area libraries, welcomes Dr. Rachel May for a presentation of her book “An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery.” After the author discovered an unfinished 1830s quilt, she investigated 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.

  May is also the author of “Quilting with a Modern Slant,” a 2014 Library Journal and Amazon.com Best Book of the Year. She is an assistant professor at Northern Michigan University.

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

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