Quilt by Mary Anne Brownrigg

 This video focuses on the quilt crafted by Mary Anne Brownrigg and explores the various aspects that support the significance of it. These aspects include the history of the prosperous Brownrigg Family, the prominent techniques utilized in the creation of the quilt, the 19th century textile industry, and the exploitation of enslaved people by 19th century textile industrialists. Drawing upon various legal and financial documents and other sources, speculations are formulated about the era in which the quilt was created and the possibility of contributions by enslaved people in its creation. Design your own quilt coloring activity can be download here.

To learn more please explore students' research: an in-depth analysis of this 19th century quilt.

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