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The Resource Daisy Turner's kin : an African American family saga, Jane C. Beck

Daisy Turner's kin : an African American family saga, Jane C. Beck

Label
Daisy Turner's kin : an African American family saga
Title
Daisy Turner's kin
Title remainder
an African American family saga
Statement of responsibility
Jane C. Beck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beck, Jane C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.T93
LC item number
B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Folklore studies in a multicultural world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turner, Daisy
  • Turner family
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American families
Label
Daisy Turner's kin : an African American family saga, Jane C. Beck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Turner narrative and memory -- Meeting Daisy -- African roots -- Jack Gouldin and Robert Berkeley -- Plantation life -- Civil War -- Postwar -- Vermont -- Journey's end -- Daisy's last years -- Appendix. Turner family genealogical chart
Control code
ocn893454392
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780252080791
Lccn
2015939180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Inscribed by the author.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)893454392
Label
Daisy Turner's kin : an African American family saga, Jane C. Beck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Turner narrative and memory -- Meeting Daisy -- African roots -- Jack Gouldin and Robert Berkeley -- Plantation life -- Civil War -- Postwar -- Vermont -- Journey's end -- Daisy's last years -- Appendix. Turner family genealogical chart
Control code
ocn893454392
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780252080791
Lccn
2015939180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Inscribed by the author.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)893454392

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