Delmarva Today 11-19-2021 part two

Nov 19, 2021

Wilson's guest  is Eastern Shore writer Barbara Shamp. They discuss Shamp's new historical novel “A Wife in Watercolor.” The book is based on the life of Oxford merchant Robert Morris, Sr. in the early 1700’s and focuses on a slave Sarah Wise mentioned in Morris’ will. In the Author’s Note, Shamp, writing as B.B. Shamp says, The record of women in Western history is sparse. Through the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries very little is written by women, about women, and nearly nothing about women of the lower classes. For me, Sarah’s story needed to be imagined.  Shamp talks about the early history of Oxford and Robert Morris, Sr. and  her purpose in inventing the life of his slave Sarah Wise.