Network Analysis

Network Analysis  Elisabeth C. Jones created a unique Sawtooth Star quilt, circa 1820-1840, with a white star in the center of a field of blue stars. The Sawtooth Star pattern is one of the designs mentioned by Gracie Mitchell, and one of the earlier patterns identified in the mapping exercise. This quilt is thought to have been made in Allentown, PA.

In 1828, an Elisabeth C. Jones published a book of Fugitive Poems with Smith & Parmenter publishers in Providence, RI. Jonathan C. Parmenter, in addition to being a printer, was a contributor to an 1810 Friends (aka Quakers) document. The Jones family, as a group, was significant in the Quaker community in Pennsylvania, and the Quakers were known agents of the Underground Railroad. This network analysis visualizes relationships between Elisabeth, the Sawtooth Star pattern, the Quakers, and other Fugitive poets.

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