Celia was found guilty and hangedmelton a mclaurin uses celia's story to reveal the tensions that strained the fabric of antebellum southern society celia's case demonstrates how one master's abuse of power over a single slave forced whites to make moral decisions about the nature of slavery. Melton a mclaurin is a professor of history at the university of north carolina at wilmington he is the author of separate pasts: growing up white in the segregated south for which he received the lillian smith award, and celia, a slave (both georgia. Melton a mclaurin's celia, a slave essay - celia, a slave is a novel that narrates a teenage girl from located in the banks of the missouri river in calloway county the story of the young girl defined the significance gender in this historical discourse of this young slave.
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. Melton alonza mclaurin received his phd in american history from the university of south carolina in 1967 and taught at the university of south alabama prior to joining the uncw department of history as chairperson in 1977. Get all the key plot points of melton mclaurin's celia, a slave on one page from the creators of sparknotes. Buy a cheap copy of celia, a slave book by melton a mclaurin 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.
Abebookscom: celia, a slave (9780380803361) by melton a mclaurin and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Celia, a slave is melton a mclaurin's book-length analysis of the trial and execution of celia, a slave in callaway county, missouri who kills her master and burns his body in her fireplace mclaurin, a historian, argues that celia's case offers us important insights into how together, gender and racial oppression render enslaved women. This is the story of celia, a slave by melton alonza mclaurin at 14 years old, this young slave-girl was shipped out to work on a farm in missouri, and like a lot of slaves at the time, she was continuously abused and raped.
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. Celia, a slave, a true story by melton a mclaurin details the events of a 19 year old slave girl who killed her master while defending herself against his sexual advances this book was well written and well researched but was a very dry read. Need help with chapter 1: beginnings in melton mclaurin's celia, a slave check out our revolutionary side-by-side summary and analysis. Melton a mclaurin uses celia's story to reveal the tensions that strained the fabric of antebellum southern society celia's case demonstrates how one master's abuse of power over a single slave forced whites to make moral decisions about the nature of slavery.
Celia, a slave by melton a mclaurin 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.
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Celia, a slave - kindle edition by melton a mclaurin download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading celia, a slave. Melton mclaurin's book celia, a slave is the account of the trial, conviction, and execution of a female slave for the murder of her master robert newsom in 1855 the author uses evidence compiled through studying documents from callaway county, missouri and the surrounding area during the.