The History of Mary Prince

The History of Mary Prince


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140437492
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

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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