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The Resource Driven toward madness : the fugitive slave Margaret Garner and tragedy on the Ohio, Nikki M. Taylor

Driven toward madness : the fugitive slave Margaret Garner and tragedy on the Ohio, Nikki M. Taylor

Label
Driven toward madness : the fugitive slave Margaret Garner and tragedy on the Ohio
Title
Driven toward madness
Title remainder
the fugitive slave Margaret Garner and tragedy on the Ohio
Statement of responsibility
Nikki M. Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Margaret Garner was the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture just outside of Cincinnati, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery. Her story has inspired Toni Morrison's Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Yet, her life has defied solid historical treatment. In Driven toward Madness, Nikki M. Taylor brilliantly captures her circumstances and her transformation from a murdering mother to an icon of tragedy and resistance. Taylor, the first African American woman to write a history of Garner, grounds her approach in black feminist theory. She melds history with trauma studies to account for the shortcomings in the written record. In so doing, she rejects distortions and fictionalized images; probes slavery's legacies of sexual and physical violence and psychic trauma in new ways; and finally fleshes out a figure who had been rendered an apparition. -- Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Nikki Marie
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E450.G225
LC item number
T39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New approaches to Midwestern studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Garner, Margaret
  • Garner, Margaret
  • Garner, Margaret
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Infanticide
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Infanticide
  • Trials
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • United States
Label
Driven toward madness : the fugitive slave Margaret Garner and tragedy on the Ohio, Nikki M. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-158) 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
Introduction: bodies and souls -- "Hope fled" -- Before the blood -- After the blood -- "Faded faces" tell secrets; or do they? -- Driven by madness, badness, or sadness? -- A kind of hero
Control code
ocn948339815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 163 pages
Isbn
9780821421598
Lccn
2016041893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026744352
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780821421604
  • (OCoLC)948339815
Label
Driven toward madness : the fugitive slave Margaret Garner and tragedy on the Ohio, Nikki M. Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-158) 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
Introduction: bodies and souls -- "Hope fled" -- Before the blood -- After the blood -- "Faded faces" tell secrets; or do they? -- Driven by madness, badness, or sadness? -- A kind of hero
Control code
ocn948339815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 163 pages
Isbn
9780821421598
Lccn
2016041893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026744352
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780821421604
  • (OCoLC)948339815

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