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Beloved

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Toni Morrison : Beloved

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Beloved | Original Trailer | Coolidge Corner Theatre

 

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Beloved by Toni Morrison | Part 1: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Beloved is a 1987 novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (1861–65), it is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner, who escaped slavery in Kentucky late January 1856 by fleeing to Ohio, a free state. Morrison had come across the story "A Visit to the Slave Mother who Killed Her Child" in an 1856 newspaper article published in the American Baptist and reproduced in The Black Book, a miscellaneous compilation of black history and culture that Morrison edited in 1974.
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