Born In Captivity The Story of a Girl's Escape

By: Starke, Barbara

Price: $50.00

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This book is in Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends of the book covers have edge wear, bumping, rubbing and bits of fraying. The yellow cloth covers have ground-in dirt, rubbing, spotting, some foxing and general wear and tear. The spine of the book has a hole right below the the title . The text pages are generally clean and bright. "In the 1920s, Barbara Starke (a pseudonym) was on a free-ranging runaway trip at 17, wearing ‘corduroys’ and carrying very little. Despite the clear signal that she was on the road and living rough, she made frequent references to her efforts to stay ‘clean’, to wash her clothes or herself in a stream, or in a host’s bath, whenever the opportunity arose. As Christine Photinos argues in her article about Barbara Starke and Boxcar Bertha Thompson, Having constructed a space for her own unconventional identity that will not glide into the category of “delinquent woman”, Starke nevertheless applies this label to transient women “other” than herself. (Photinos, 664-5) Another important difference that Starke stresses at one point, is that she never lifted her thumb as she walked the roads. As she put it: ‘Although my clothes and pack showed what I was doing, I never sought rides, and did not always want them."

Title: Born In Captivity The Story of a Girl's Escape

Author Name: Starke, Barbara

Categories: Americana,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: A35662

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