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Celia a Slave

Celia  a Slave Book
Author : Melton A. McLaurin
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2011-03-15
ISBN : 9780820341590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Illuminating the moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of a slaveholding society, this book tells the story of a young slave who was sexually exploited by her master and ultimately executed for his murder. Celia was only fourteen years old when she was acquired by John Newsom, an aging widower and one of the most prosperous and respected citizens of Callaway County, Missouri. The pattern of sexual abuse that would mark their entire relationship began almost immediately. After purchasing Celia in a neighboring county, Newsom raped her on the journey back to his farm. He then established her in a small cabin near his house and visited her regularly (most likely with the knowledge of the son and two daughters who lived with him). Over the next five years, Celia bore Newsom two children; meanwhile, she became involved with a slave named George and resolved at his insistence to end the relationship with her master. When Newsom refused, Celia one night struck him fatally with a club and disposed of his body in her fireplace. Her act quickly discovered, Celia was brought to trial. She received a surprisingly vigorous defense from her court-appointed attorneys, who built their case on a state law allowing women the use of deadly force to defend their honor. Nevertheless, the court upheld the tenets of a white social order that wielded almost total control over the lives of slaves. Celia was found guilty and hanged. 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. McLaurin focuses sharply on the role of gender, exploring the degree to which female slaves were sexually exploited, the conditions that often prevented white women from stopping such abuse, and the inability of male slaves to defend slave women. Setting the case in the context of the 1850s slavery debates, he also probes the manner in which the legal system was used to justify slavery. By granting slaves certain statutory rights (which were usually rendered meaningless by the customary prerogatives of masters), southerners could argue that they observed moral restraint in the operations of their peculiar institution. An important addition to our understanding of the pre-Civil War era, Celia, A Slave is also an intensely compelling narrative of one woman pushed beyond the limits of her endurance by a system that denied her humanity at the most basic level.

Celia a Slave

Celia  a Slave Book
Author : Barbara Seyda
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2016-01-01
ISBN : 0300197063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ninth winner of the Yale Drama Series is a searing and powerful drama of slave litigation, injustice, institutional racism, and the rule of law. The winner of the 2015 Yale Drama Series playwriting competition was selected by Nicholas Wright, former Associate Director of London's Royal Court. 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.

Celia a Slave

Celia  a Slave Book
Author : Melton Alonza McLaurin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Celia a Slave

Celia  a Slave Book
Author : Melton Alonza McLaurin
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Release : 1993-02
ISBN : 9781417709939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Study Guide

Study Guide Book
Author : SuperSummary
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-03-09
ISBN : 9781799210122
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 36-page guide for "Celia, a Slave" by Melton A. McLaurin includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 8 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Moral Paradox and Ambiguity and Appearances vs. Reality: The Role of Law in Slavery.

Gateway Heritage

Gateway Heritage Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gender and Law

Gender and Law Book
Author : Katharine T. Bartlett,Angela P. Harris
Publisher : Aspen Publishers
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This extremely coherent and balanced presentation supplies a deeper, more solid intellectual framework for analyzing and questioning legal doctrines and policies as they pertain to sexual discrimination. Special features include: emphasizing alternative, often competing, perspectives, Bartlett and Harris organize their book around the major theoretical models for conceptualizing the relationship between gender and law, including: formal equality; substantive equality; nonsubordination or dominance theory; different voice theory; autonomy; and anti-essentialism. 'Putting theory into practice' sections in every chapter provide concrete problems that ask students to apply the different theoretical models studied. New cases and materials in every section include: sexual harassment; discrimination based on sexual orientation; glas ceiling issues; judicial bias; pregnancy and employment; and rape and domestic violence. A solid and reliable Teacher's Manual provides analysis, supplementary materials, case citations and other sources relating To The book's problems, notes, and questions. For current, candid, and intellectually rigorous approach To The field, use the new edition of a casebook that has proved its quality over time; GENDER AND LAW: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary, Second Edition.

The Southern Historian

The Southern Historian Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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West s Encyclopedia of American Law

West s Encyclopedia of American Law Book
Author : Jeffrey Lehman,Shirelle Phelps
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780787663698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

Great American Trials 1637 1949

Great American Trials  1637 1949 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Gale Cengage
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780787656423
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Great American Trials covers 378 historically and legally significant or notorious courtroom battles.

Representing Truth and Rewriting Womanhood

Representing Truth and Rewriting Womanhood Book
Author : Christina Accomando
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Illinois Historical Journal

Illinois Historical Journal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Journal of Women s History

Journal of Women s History Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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The Georgia Review

The Georgia Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
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Dead Men Talking

Dead Men Talking Book
Author : Donna Denise Hunter
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
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Power Privilege and Law

Power  Privilege  and Law Book
Author : Leslie Bender,Daan Braveman
Publisher : West Academic Publishing
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of cases, materials, article excerpts, notes, commentaries, and essays is designed to reveal civil rights strategies through close readings of the language and underlying assumptions in judicial opinions. It examines their similarities and differences across identity categories and compares them with insights garnered from the wide range of trans-disciplinary scholarly excerpts surrounding the case text.

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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