The History Of Mary Prince

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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The History of Mary Prince (1831) was the first narrative of a black woman to be published in Britain. It describes Prince's sufferings as a slave in Bermuda, Turks Island and Antigua, and her eventual arrival in London with her brutal owner Mr Wood in 1828. Prince escaped from him and sought assistance from the Anti-Slavery Society, where she dictated her remarkable story to Susanna Strickland (later Moodie). A moving and graphic document, The History drew attention to the continuation of slavery in the Caribbean, despite an 1807 Act of Parliament officially ending the slave trade. It inspired two libel actions and ran into three editions in the year of its publication. This powerful rallying cry for emancipation remains an extraordinary testament to Prince's ill-treatment, suffering and survival.

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The History of Mary Prince (1831) was the first narrative of a black woman to be published in Britain. It describes Prince's sufferings as a slave in Bermuda, Turks Island and Antigua, and her eventual arrival in London with her brutal owner Mr Wood in 1828. Prince escaped from him and sought assistance from the Anti-Slavery Society, w...

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’I have been a slave - I have felt what a slave feels, and I know what a slave knows ...’Mary Prince recalls that in the slave market in Bermuda, where she was put up for sale, the buyers’ talk ’fell like cayenne pepper into the fresh wounds of our hearts’. During her life as a slave she was taken from Bermuda to Turks Island and Antig...

Mary Prince (1788-1826) was born a slave in Bermuda. In 1815 she was sold to John Wood and taken to Antigua. Here she met Daniel James, a freeman, whom she married in 1826. In 1828, Prince was taken to England and claiming that the Woods had mistreated her she was allowed, under English law, to exercise her right to freedom and foun...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.75 × 5.07 × 0.38 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140437495

ISBN - 13:9780140437492

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Table of Contents

The History of Mary Prince Acknowledgments
Introduction
Further Reading
Chronology
A Note on the Text

THE HISTORY OF MARY PRINCE

Notes
Appendix One
Appendix Two
Appendix Three
Appendix Four