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Daisy Turners KinI 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 "I am into genealogy and history Oral history though it may be exaggerated always has some truth it and is a great stepping stone to finding the past This woman was I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewAn engaging oral history of the Turner family from slavery to freedom Jane C Beck has preserved Daisy s stories as told to her by Daisy at 100 years of age A true gem this story eserves to be read over and over 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 on ME TO READ IT I STARTED to read it I started and was almost immediately caught up in this remarkable story Daisy Turner is still a much talked about presence in our little village because she lived much of her life on the 150 acre farm on the top of #Bare Hill a short ways outside of Grafton Her father Alex had #Hill a short ways outside of Grafton Her father Alex had there shortly after the Civil War and raised his family there The research on this book back to Africa is exacting and the family. A aughter of freed African American slaves Daisy Turner became a living repository 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 her own century and of life   In 1983 folklorist Jane Beck began a series of interviews with Turner then one hundred years old and still relating four generations. Tales are astonishing After reading the book Carol and I climbed up to the old Turner homestead at the top of Turner Hill Road and the book Carol and I climbed up to the old Turner homestead at the top of Turner Hill Road and the one remaining 1901 cabin which is now going to be preserved and added to the African American Heritage Trail Vermont Folklorist Jane C Beck met Daisy Turner the Vermont aughter of African American freed slaves near the end of Ms Turner s long life Beck was granted many interviews with Turner and they became friends The was granted many interviews with Turner and they became friends The is Miss Daisy S Dream The Preservation s When Someone You Love Is Addicted To Alcohol Or Drugs dream The preservation the saga of the Turner family their African roots and their long sojourn in New EnglandPerhaps only 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 and incidents and she understood the essential truth of 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 theaughter of freed African American slaves Da. Of oral history Beck uses Turner's storytelling to build the Turner family saga using at its foundation the oft repeated touchstone stories at the heart of their experiences the abduction into slavery of 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 overseer; and Daisy's childhood stand against racism Other stories re create