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Mary Prince and Other Slave Stories

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Published by Cosimo .
Written in English


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Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9885534M
ISBN 101596052759
ISBN 109781596052758

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  The historical subject of her PhD is Bermuda-born Mary Prince (c. - after ), the first known black Bermudian and West Indian woman to tell her enslavement story and to have it written down. The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself was first published in Mary Prince became a Bermudian National Hero in /5(2).   The published story of her slavery was the first account of the life of a black woman to be published in England and the book had a galvanizing effect on the anti-slavery Prince () was a Bermudian woman, born into slavery in Brackish Pond, which is now known as Devonshire Marsh, in Devonshire Parish, Bermuda. Buy Mary Prince and Other Slave Stories by Andrews, William L. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Celebrated on her th birthday in today’s Google Doodle, the author of The History of Mary Prince () was born at Brackish Pond in Bermuda, daughter of a sawyer and a housemaid, the family.

While eighteenth-century slave narratives often focused on Christian spiritual journeys and religious redemption, Prince's narrative was part of a growing trend of abolitionist-themed narratives that focused on slavery's injustices, in the same vein as A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper () and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (). Her narrative is also particularly important, because few early women's slave . Both in The History of Mary Prince and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the narrators are born into slavery, separated from their families and treated cruelly as slaves. The stories also include religious, sentimental, violent and didactic characteristics. Mary Prince (c. 1 October – after ) was a British abolitionist and autobiographer, born in Bermuda to an enslaved family of African descent. Subsequent to her escape, when she was living in London, England, she and Thomas Pringle wrote her slave narrative The History of Mary Prince (), which was the first account of the life of a black woman to be published in the United Kingdom. In the slave narrative The History of Mary Prince, harsh treatment and brutal beatings from Prince's depraved slave mistresses occur almost regularly to Mary Prince and her slave companions. Prince narrates the whole story from her perspective and gives elaborate detail as to what a slave has to endure. Although all of Prince's owners are men.

Mary Prince circa — after This engraving, A Brazilian Siesta, or Afternoon Nap, depicts a domestic female slave fanning her mistress while she relaxes. Mary Prince was born in Brackish Pond, Devonshire Parish, Bermuda, around Not long after her birth, Mary and her mother were sold to Captain Darrel Williams. University of Michigan Press, - Social Science - pages. 1 Review. Mary Prince was the first black British woman to escape from slavery and publish a record of her experiences. In this Reviews: 1.   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Mary Prince’s story is an account by a freed slave of her experience in the Caribbean and the first book in England which tells the story of a black woman’s life. Representations of slavery did important work in the argument for abolition.