(PDF) [Daisy Turners Kin] Ì Jane C. Beck
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At The Top Ofthe top of Hill Road and Found The One Remaining the one remaining cabin which is now going to be reserved and added to the African American Heritage Trail Daisy Turner was the daughter of freed African American slaves Daisy Turner became a living repository of history The family narrative entrusted to her Her grandfather was a member
of the Yoruba in West Africa who came to the US as a slave His mother was actually a whitethe Yoruba in West Africa who came to the US as a slave His mother was actually a white Nslavement and her father's life in Vermont in short the range of life events large and small transmitted by means so alive as to include voice inflections Beck at the same time weaves in historical research and offers a folklorist's erspective on oral history and the hazards and uses of memory Publication of this book is supported by grants from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation and the L J and Mary C Skaggs Folklore Fund. .
Ely caught up in THIS REMARKABLE STORY DAISY TURNER IS STILL A MUCH remarkable story Daisy Turner is still a much about resence in our little village because she lived much of her life on the 150 acre farm on the top of Bare Hill a short ways outside of Grafton Her father Alex had come there shortly after the Civil War and raised his family there The research on this book back to Africa is exacting and the family tales are astonishing After reading the book Carol and I climbed up to th. Of oral history Beck uses Turner's storytelling to build the Turner family saga using at its foundation the oft repeated touchstone stories at the heart of their experiences the abduction into slavery of Turner's African ancestors; Daisy's father Alec Turner learning to read; his return as a soldier to his former lantation to kill his former overseer; and Daisy's childhood stand against racism Other stories re create
Read Daisy Turners KinI really really enjoyed this book but then too I am into genealogy and history Oral history though it may be exaggerated always has some truth to it and is a great stepping stone to finding the ast This woman was a treasure trove of history What a surprising Sweet Dreams: A Pediatrician's Secrets for Baby's Good Night's Sleep pleasure We liveart time in Grafton Vermont so since the author was coming to Grafton to talk about this book it was incumbent on me to read it I started grudgingly and was almost immediat. A daughter of freed African American slaves Daisy Turner became a living repository of history The family narrative entrusted to her a well olished artifact an heirloom that had been carefully reserved began among the Yoruba in West Africa and continued with
Her Own Century Andown century and life In 1983 folklorist Jane Beck began a series of interviews with Turner then one hundred years old and still relating four generations. with Turner then one hundred years old and still relating four generations. ,
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