Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, 1st Edition

  • Dedria Bryfonski
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  • ISBN-10: 0737766379
  • ISBN-13: 9780737766370
  • DDC: 813.54
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 189 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Volume explores Toni Morrison's classic novel through the lens of slavery. Coverage includes: an examination of Morrison's life and influences, a look at key ideas related to slavery in Beloved–for example, the role of slavery in both the forging and destruction of an African-American identity, the impact of slavery on family relationships, and the psychological trauma caused by slavery, contemporary perspectives on slavery, such as the global problem of human trafficking and the role of multinational corporations in modern day slavery.

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