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Celia, a Slave : a True Story (91 Edition)

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A true story, based on court records, correspondences, and newspaper accounts past and present, this stunning historical achievement brilliantly illuminates an extraordinary event in the long, dark history of slavery in America. In 1850, 14-year-old Celia became the property of Robert Newsome, a prosperous and respected Missouri farmer. For the next five years she was cruelly and repeatedly molested by her abusive master. But in 1855, driven to the limits of her endurance, Celia fought back. And at the tender age of 18, the frightened young black woman found herself on trial for Newsome's murder--the defendant in a landmark courtroom battle that threatened to undermine the very foundations of the South's most cherished institution.

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Celia was an ordinary slave--until she struck back at her abusive master and became the defendant in a landmark trial that threatened to undermine the very foundations of the South's "Peculiar Institution."

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ISBN:
9780380803361
Author:
McLaurin, Melton A.
Publisher:
Avon Books
Author:
McLaurin, Melton A.
Author:
by Melton A Mclaurin
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
169-84
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.09x3.93x.53 in. .21 lbs.

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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"Synopsis" by , Celia was an ordinary slave--until she struck back at her abusive master and became the defendant in a landmark trial that threatened to undermine the very foundations of the South's "Peculiar Institution."
"Synopsis" by , Avon has compiled a varied list of books that focus on issues and concerns for women everywhere — from notable fiction to detailed healthcare guides.
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