By: BECK, JANE C.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago: 2015.:
Seller ID: 84552X1
Condition: Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. Brand new book.
The oral history of an American family from Africa to the twentieth century A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her--"a well-polished artifact, an heirloom that had been carefully preserved"--began among the Yoruba in West Africa and continued with her own long lifetime. In 1983, folklorist Jane Beck began to interview Turner, then one hundred years old and still relating four generations of oral history. Beck uses Turner's storytelling to build the Turner family saga, using at its foundati... View More...