Keep Your List
Please note — Your List is not saved by our system. When you leave Kindred Works your list will not be saved.
- Daisy Turner's kin : an African American family saga
- "A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her--'a well-polished artifact, an heirloom that had been carefully preserved'--began among the Yoruba in West Africa and continued with her own long lifetime. In 1983, folklorist Jane Beck began to interview Turner, then one hundred years old and still relating four generations of oral history. In her book Daisy Turner's Kin, Beck uses Turner's storytelling to build the Turner family saga, using as its foundation the oft-repeated touchstone stories at the heart of their experiences: the abduction into slavery of Turner's African ancestors; Daisy's father learning to read; his return as a soldier to his former plantation to kill the overseer; Daisy's childhood stand against racism; and her family's life in Vermont. Beck weaves in historical research and offers a folklorist's perspective on oral history and the hazards and uses of memory."--Page 4 of cover.
- ISBN: 0252080793, 0252039238, 9780252080791, 9780252039232
- OCLC: 893454392
Customize Your Recommendations
Show Recommendations by:
- The Adams family,
- The family story
- Roots : the saga of an American family
- Audiobook on CD
- The Spencer family