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

by Weisenburger, Steven
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Issue: Winter 2000
ISBN: 0809069547

Toni Morrison's Beloved is based upon this true account of 22-year-old Margaret Garner, whose escape from slavery and 1856 trial for child-murder (she cut her daughter's throat rather than permit her recapture by slave catchers) riveted antebellum society.

review of Modern Medea A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South, by Weisenburger, Steven, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2000).