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Massachusetts Quilts
Our Common Wealth
Lynne Zacek Bassett, ed.

University Press of New England



Contents

• Foreword
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• HISTORY
• Early Quilts and Quilted Clothing
• Northeastern Massachusetts: The Crucible
• Southeastern Massachusetts: From Pilgrims to Poplins
• Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard: Quilting by the Sea
• Worcester County: The Heart of the Commonwealth
• The Connecticut River Valley: A Rich Heritage
• Berkshire County: Rising to the Challenge
• The Textile Industry
• COMMUNITY
• Cooperative Quilting, 1770–1850
• Anti-Slavery Quilts
• Agricultural Fairs and Quilts
• Politics and Patriotism in Quilts
• Lost Towns of the Quabbin
• Family Quilts
• Immigrant and Ethnic Communities
• Quilts in War Time
• MEMORY
• Quilts as Memory
• The Colonial Revival
• Notes
• Bibliography: Selected Massachusetts Quilts in Other Publications
• About the Contributors
• Index

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