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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
Title variation
Daisy Turners kin
Title variation remainder
an African American family saga
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 at 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
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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 century and more of life
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430473
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beck, Jane C.
Dewey number
306.85/089960730743
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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
  • Turner, Daisy
  • Turner family
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Families
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an African American family saga
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
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
9780252039232
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015939180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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
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
9780252039232
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015939180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)893454392

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