In the book Celia, A Slave, Melton McLaurin describes a story taking place on June 23, 1865, the true story of a female slave who murdered her master and then disposed of him by burning his body. The shocking event took place in Calloway County, Missouri during a tumultuous period in antebellum America in which the neighboring territory of Kansas was in the midst of the debate over if it would become a slave state or a free state. Charles…...
Melton A. McLaurin's Celia, A Slave illustrates the struggle of African American slave women within the 1850's, a turbulent time for slavery and gender alike. Published in 1991, Melton engraves the story of 19-year-old Celia, a slave girl, onto all who read her tale, helping paint a picture of the global view and treating of slaves during this era. It reflects on not only the issues Celia faced within everyday life, but also her representation within the law, demonstrating the…...
Celia, A Slave is a story that takes many different historical facts from the era that the book was placed in, and uses a slave named Celia’s story to tie them all in and show how these events that didn’t directly affect her, would indirectly affect her, and the other slaves in this time as well. The author, Melton A. McLaurin, not only wrote the story of Celia in his book, but he also focused on other historical events taking…...
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