The History Of Mary Prince by Mary PrinceThe History Of Mary Prince by Mary Prince

The History Of Mary Prince

byMary Prince

Paperback | October 16, 2012

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Excerpt: ...particularly under my own notice, and which I consider it incumbent now to lay fully before the public. About the latter end of November, 1828, this poor woman found her way to the office of the Anti-Slavery Society in Aldermanbury, by the aid of a person who had become acquainted with her situation, and had advised her to apply there for advice and assistance. After some preliminary examination into the accuracy of the circumstances related by her, I went along with her to Mr. George Stephen, solicitor, and requested him to investigate and draw up a statement of her case, and have it submitted to counsel, in order to ascertain whether or not, under the circumstances, her freedom could be legally established on her return to Antigua. On this occasion, in Mr. Stephen's presence and mine, she expressed, in very strong terms, her anxiety to return thither if she could go as a free person, and, at the same time, her extreme apprehensions of the fate that would probably await her if she returned as a slave. Her words were, "I would rather go into my grave than go back a slave to Antigua, though I wish to go back to my husband very much
Title:The History Of Mary PrinceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153706040

ISBN - 13:9781153706049

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read I had to read this for a class, and I think everyone should read this. It's incredibly important to see how horrible slavery was in the Americas, and I think Mary's narrative really does that. Her work also leads to questions about how Canadian literature plays in slave narratives, since Mary's history was written down by Susanna Moodie. I think Mary was incredibly brave for leaving her enslavers, and this biography is testament to that. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-17