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History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave

History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave
Mary Prince was a freed slave from Bermuda who achieved notoriety when she published her autobiography at a time when abolition debates were raging. This book details the ill-treatment she received by her various owners and her escape to England where she sought refuge with Christian missionaries.
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ISBN/EAN9780140437492
Stock: 1
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: May 25 2000
Author: PRINCE, MARY
Format: Paperback
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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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