Celia, a Slave (Kobo eBook)

Celia, a Slave By Melton A. McLaurin, Daina Ramey Berry, Jennifer L. Morgan Cover Image
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Originally published in 1991, Celia, a Slave illuminates the moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of a slaveholding society by telling the story of a young slave who was sexually exploited by her enslaver and ultimately executed for his murder. Melton A. McLaurin uses Celia’s story to reveal the tensions that strained the fabric of antebellum southern society by focusing on the role of gender and the manner in which the legal system was used to justify slavery. 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780820362502
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: December 14th, 2021