The History of Mary Prince

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"[...]whilst I kissed and hugged the baby, thinking I should never see him again. I left Mrs. Pruden's, and walked home with a heart full of sorrow. The idea of being sold away from my mother and Miss Betsey was so frightful, that I dared not trust myself to think about it. We had been bought of Mr. Myners, as I have mentioned, by Miss Betsey's grandfather, and given to her, so that we were by right her property, and I never thought we should be separated or sold away from her.[...]".
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"[...]whilst I kissed and hugged the baby, thinking I should never see him again. I left Mrs. Pruden's, and walked home with a heart full of sorrow. The idea of being sold away from my mother and Miss Betsey was so frightful, that I dared not trust myself to think about it. We had been bought of Mr. Myners, as I have mentioned, by Miss Betsey's grandfather, and given to her, so that we were by right her property, and I never thought we should be separated or sold away from her.[...]".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781505275582
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/23/2015
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

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 found employment as a domestic servant. Her story was published in 1831 and led to two libel trials. Sara Salih is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Judith Butler (Routledge 2002), and the editor, with Judith Butler, of The Judith Butler Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is currently working on a book about representations of 'brown' women in England and Jamaica from the eighteenth century to the present day. Sara Salih is lecturer in English at Wadham College, Oxford. Sara Salih is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Judith Butler (Routledge 2002), and the editor, with Judith Butler, of The Judith Butler Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is currently working on a book about representations of 'brown' women in England and Jamaica from the eighteenth century to the present day.

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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

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

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    A Great look into the life of slaves in the West Indies

    I often found it hard to follow because I read it on my Droid phone, so I could barely tell when the Author was talking or when the excerpts were actually by Ms Prince

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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