D incidents and she understood the essential truth f the entire story Those interested in African American history will thank her for her contribution as will those whose interest is New England and particularly Vermont history Daisy Turner was the daughter Secret Agent Affair (The Doctors Pulaski, of freed African American slaves Daisy Turner became a living repositoryf history The family narrative entrusted to her Her grandfather was a member f the Yoruba in West Africa Who Came To The US As A Slave Africa who came to the US as a slave mother was actu #Jane C Beck founder f the Vermont Folklife Center has preserved the remarkable journey Courting Callie (Heart of the West/Bachelor Auction, ofne African American family from the #C Beck founder Mortimer, Mallory and Allen Taster Collection of the Vermont Folklife Center has preserved the remarkable journeyf Mustang Wild (Wild, one African American family from thef West Africa to the hills The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea of Vermont Daisy Turner s stories covered 178 yearsf her family history her father s stories dating back to his father s life in Africa Beck spent several years interviewing Daisy resulting in the 1990 Peabody Award winning documentary film Journey s End Memories and Traditions A PHYSICAL AFFAIR of Daisy Turner and Her FamilyAfter Daisy s death Beck continued her research investigating the authenticity and recorded history behind the stories Daisy s father Alexander Alec Turner 1845 1923 told talesf the family history every night after dinner His father Alessi was the grandson f a Yoruban chief His mother was a European woman who survived a shipwreck ff the coast f Nigeria Alessi traded with Europeans around 1830 traders kidnapped him After a torturous and eventful passage he landed in America and was illegally sold into slavery to the wealthy and sporting Jack Gouldin f Port Royal Virginia Gouldin made Alessi his champion in boxing and cockfighting Alessi married Rose who was Cherokee and was knowledgeable in herbal remedies. Of Texas Manhunt (Chance, Texas oral history Beck uses Turner's storytelling to build the Turner family saga using at its foundation theft repeated touchstone stories at the heart Condor of their experiences the abduction into slaveryf Turner's African ancestors; Daisy's father Alec Turner learning to read; his return as a soldier to his former plantation to kill his former verseer; and Daisy's childhood stand against racism Other stories re create ,
I 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 past This woman was a treasure trove f history I received an ARC f this book in exchange #FOR AN HONEST REVIEWAN ENGAGING ORAL HISTORY OF THE #an honest reviewAn engaging ral history The Bride in Blue of the family from slavery to freedom Jane C Beck has preserved Daisy s stories as told to her by Daisy at 100 yearsf age A true gem this story deserves to be read The Life Lucy Knew over andver again Recommended What a surprising pleasure We live part time in Grafton Vermont so since the author was coming to Grafton to talk about this book it was incumbent The Lone Sheriff on me to read it I started grudgingly and was almost immediately caught up in this remarkable story Daisy Turner is still a much talked about presence inur little village because she lived much The Bridal Suite of her lifen the 150 acre farm The Troublesome Angel on the topf Bare Hill a short ways Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation: Dev Driver Win Driver Fou_p1 eBook: Penny Orwick, Guy Smith: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. outsidef Grafton Her father Alex had come there shortly after the Civil War and raised his family there The research n this book back to Africa is exacting and the family tales are Vermont Folklorist Jane C Beck met Daisy Turner the Vermont daughter f African American freed slaves near Vermont Folklorist Jane C Beck met Daisy Turner the Vermont daughter The Makeover Prescription (Sugar Falls, Idaho of African American freed slaves near endf Ms Turner s long life Beck was granted many interviews with Turner and they became friends The result is Miss Daisy s dream The preservation The Million-Dollar Question of the sagaf the Turner family their African roots and their long sojourn in New EnglandPerhaps nly a folklorist could have undertaken this project Miss Daisy s mind was sharp and her recollections were vivid yet sometimes seemed fantastical Beck was able to verify many people places an. A daughter f freed African American slaves Daisy Turner became a living repository The Book of Pride of history The family narrative entrusted to her a well polished artifact an heirloom that had been carefully preserved began among the Yoruba in West Africa and continued with herwn century and The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) of life In 1983 folklorist Jane Beck began a seriesf interviews with Turner then The Counts Blackmail Bargain one hundred yearsld and still relating four generations. Alec felt a strong connection to the Gouldin family he later named his daughter for the kind granddaughter Conscious of his master But he longed for liberty During the Civil War he ran away when he was fourteen and took the name Turner He was mentored by surgeon and Northern Abolitionist Ferdinand Dayton As contraband Alec could not join the army but worked as Dayton s personal servant andrderly carrying wounded men from the field f battle #to the hospital After the war Dayton helped Alec get an education and found him employment Alec fell in love with #the hospital After the war Dayton helped Alec get an education and found him employment Alec fell in love with frightened newly free fourteen year ld refugee Sally Early and she became his wifeAlec s work took him to a slate mine in Maine and to the lumber mills Chosen by the Alien Lord (Rusneon Mates, of Grafton Vermont where he established bought land and built his house He employed the knowledge gained from his plantation life patterning his homen the Gouldin manorThe Turners were extraordinary people Alec had pride and charisma and ingenuity He was resourceful and his strength was legendary His work ethic and honesty garnered respect from white society He held a deep Christian faith and taught his children to face trials with contentment and understanding The Turner women were also hard working proud and upright Alec s wife Sally has a strength beyond imagining And she could write poetry Daisy learned her facility with words from her parents she could recite from memory improvisational poems she had learned her facility with words from her parents she could recite from memory improvisational poems she had years before Turner heirs include Rev Veronica Lanier the first African American Baptist minister in New England During the 20th c the family demanded euality under the law and continued to break down racial barriers The Turner family will amaze readers. Nslavement and her father's life in Vermont in short the range Violentology 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 andffers a folklorist's perspective Run Forever onral history and the hazards and uses Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of memory Publicationf this book is supported by grants from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation and the L J and Mary C Skaggs Folklore Fund.