44 pages 1 hour read

Tiya Miles

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2021

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Essay Topics


What kinds of considerations does a researcher have to incorporate when they research, and report on, a project with an intense emotional component? What considerations does Miles make in her research that inform her approach to the subject matter?


Explore the many “shes” referenced in and related to All That She Carried, what they carry, and how they take on that responsibility.


At the time of the publication of All That She Carried, Ashley’s Sack was on display at the Smithsonian but still owned by the Middleton Place Foundation. What are the potential issues associated with the ownership of Ashley’s Sack? Should restrictions prevent important objects with social and national relevance from being privately owned?