Driven toward madness : the fugitive slave Margaret Garner and tragedy on the Ohio /

The story of Margaret Garner-the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery-has inspired Toni Morrison's Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Taylor, Nikki Marie, 1972- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2016]
Series:New approaches to Midwestern studies.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: bodies and souls
  • "Hope fled"
  • Before the blood
  • After the blood
  • "Faded faces" tell secrets; or do they?
  • Driven by madness, badness, or sadness?
  • A kind of hero.