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Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South

By: Weisenburger, Steven

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1999

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2199191

ISBN: 0809069539

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Faint stain to page edges, pages lightly foxed.Sticker adhesive to jacket front, sticker to jacket rear. 1999 Hard Cover. xiii, 352 pp. The first in-depth historical account of the events that inspired Toni Morrison's novel Beloved.In the middle of a frigid Sunday night in January 1856, a twenty-two-year-old Kentucky slave named Margaret Garner gathered up her family and raced north, toward Cincinnati and freedom. But Margaret's master followed just hours behind and soon had the fugitives surrounded. Thinking all was lost, Margaret seized a butcher knife and nearly decapitated he... View more info