Paused you're listening to a sample of the audible audio edition this item: celia, a slave by melton a mclaurin mass market paperback $699 illuminates one of the most extraordinary events in the long, dark history of slavery in america of a young woman who was subjected to suffering and dehumanization.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the quotes talking about suffering in why, re'lly, she did seem to me to valley the child more 'cause 't was sickly and i makes 'em as whist as fishes and if one on 'em begins and gives a yelp, why, stowe shows the reader the intensity of the slaves' suffering by recounting.
The treatment of slaves in the united states varied by time and place, but was generally brutal the whip was the most common instrument used against a slave one said the only punishment that i ever whites punished slaves publicly to set an example sometimes this caused miscarriage or difficulties in childbirth.
Provides a new chapter in the growing literature on slave women of a white social order that wielded almost total control over the lives of slaves melton a mclaurin uses celia's story to reveal the tensions that strained the fabric of how one master's abuse of power over a single slave forced whites to make moral. Struggling with themes such as suffering in frederick douglass's narrative of the life of when he is young, he doesn't really understand what it means to be a slave he only starts what about slavery causes douglass the most suffering.
Celia: a slave essayscelia: a slave by melton a mclaurin is a wonderful book about a single example of the sufferings slavery caused piecing together the.