Celia, a Slave by Melton A McLaurin
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Celia, a Slave
By Melton A McLaurin

Celia, a Slave

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Celia, a Slave by Melton A McLaurin

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In 1850, fourteen-year-old Celia became the property of Robert Newsom, a prosperous and respected Missouri farmer. For the next five years, she was cruelly and repeatedly molested by her abusive master--and bore him two children in the process. But in 1855, driven to the limits of her endurance, Celia fought back. And at the tender age of eighteen, the desperate and frightened young black woman found herself on trial for Newsom's murder--the defendant in a landmark courtroom battle that threatened to undermine the very foundations of the South's most cherished institution. Based on court records, correspondences and newspaper accounts past and present, Celia, A Slave is a powerful masterwork of passion and scholarship--a stunning literary achievement that brilliantly illuminates one of the most extraordinary events in the long, dark history of slavery in America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780380719358
ISBN-10: 0380719355
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 133mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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