The Uncommon Bond of Julia and Rose | Charlotte NC Travel & Tourism
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Historian and author Ann Williams will present a program on her new novel, The Uncommon Bond of Julia and Rose. It is the story of an unusually close relationship between a slave and her mistress on an antebellum Piedmont plantation. In 1860 against the background of impending war, Julia and Rose, each from her own point of view, tells the story of her life. Nearly every event of their half century lived together was encumbered by the ever-changing complex institution of slavery. Ann Williams has been immersed in regional history for over thirty years. She has a particular research interest in antebellum plantation life and cotton farming, and draws on a variety of sources to study slave life especially books and papers written by slaves or former slaves. Ann has authored Your Affectionate Daughter, Isabella, a documented story drawn from family papers about the experiences and adventures of the Torrance family, owners of a Mecklenburg plantation. She is also co-editor of A Life in Antebellum Charlotte, The Private Journal of Sarah F. Davidson, 1837, which portrays Charlotte in a pivotal year of its history.
Information & Amenities
Admission:Free
Age Range:All Ages
Facility Amenities:ADA-compliant, Bus Parking, Parking off site, Parking on site
General Information:Hours of Operation: Program begins at 5:30 pm
Location:Gastonia / Belmont
Type:African-American, Historical, Lecture, Seminar & Workshop, Literary & Storytelling, Tours & Sightseeing
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