Celia, a Slave

ISBN-10: 0380719355
ISBN-13: 9780380719358
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Description: In 1850, fourteen-year-old Celia became the property of Robert Newsom, a prosperous and respected Missouri farmer. For the next five years, she was cruelly and repeatedly molested by her abusive master--and bore him two children in the process. But  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In 1850, fourteen-year-old Celia became the property of Robert Newsom, a prosperous and respected Missouri farmer. For the next five years, she was cruelly and repeatedly molested by her abusive master--and bore him two children in the process. But in 1855, driven to the limits of her endurance, Celia fought back. And at the tender age of eighteen, the desperate and frightened young black woman found herself on trial for Newsom's murder--the defendant in a landmark courtroom battle that threatened to undermine the very foundations of the South's most cherished institution. Based on court records, correspondences and newspaper accounts past and present, Celia, A Slave is a powerful masterwork of passion and scholarship--a stunning literary achievement that brilliantly illuminates one of the most extraordinary events in the long, dark history of slavery in America.

Introduction
Beginnings
The Crime
Inquisition
Backdrop
The Trial
The Verdict
Final Disposition
Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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