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Author Beck, Jane C., 1941- author.
Title Daisy Turner's kin : an African American family saga / Jane C. Beck.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  E185.97.T93 B43 2015    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  E185.97.T93 B43 2015    AVAILABLE  
Author Beck, Jane C., 1941- author.
Series Folklore studies in a multicultural world.
Folklore studies in a multicultural world.
Subject Turner, Daisy, 1883-1988 -- Family.
Turner family.
African American families -- Biography.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
African American families -- Vermont.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biography.
Biographies.
Description 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index.
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.
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.
ISBN 9780252039232 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0252039238 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780252080791 (paperback. ; alk. paper)
0252080793 (paperback. ; alk. paper)
9780252097287 (e-book)
OCLC # 893454392