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The Resource Celia, a slave, Barbara Seyda ; foreword by Nicholas Wright

Celia, a slave, Barbara Seyda ; foreword by Nicholas Wright

Label
Celia, a slave
Title
Celia, a slave
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Seyda ; foreword by Nicholas Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Barbara Seyda's stunningly theatrical Celia, a Slave is a vivid tableau of interviews with the dead that interweaves oral histories with official archival records. Powerful, poetic, and stylistically bold, this work foregrounds twenty-three diverse characters to recall the events that led to the hanging of nineteen-year-old Celia, an African American slave convicted in a Missouri court of murdering her master, the prosperous landowner Robert Newsom, in 1855. Excavating actual trial transcripts and court records, Seyda bears witness to racial and sexual violence in U.S. history, illuminating the brutal realities of female slave life in the pre-Civil War South while exploring the intersection of rape, morality, economics, and gender politics that continue to resonate today"--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seyda, Barbara
Index
no index present
Literary form
dramas
Series statement
The Yale drama series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celia
  • Celia
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Missouri
Label
Celia, a slave, Barbara Seyda ; foreword by Nicholas Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
944209977
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 94 pages
Isbn
9780300197068
Lccn
2016932439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944209977
Label
Celia, a slave, Barbara Seyda ; foreword by Nicholas Wright
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
944209977
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 94 pages
Isbn
9780300197068
Lccn
2016932439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944209977

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