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Author Prince, Mary.

Title The history of Mary Prince : a West Indian slave / [Mary Prince] ; edited by Sara Salih
Published London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2000

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 W'PONDS  305.567 Pri/Hom 2000  AVAILABLE
Description xli, 114 pages ; 20 cm
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Further Reading -- Chronology -- A Note on the Text -- The History Of Mary Prince -- Notes -- Appendix One -- Appendix Two -- Appendix Three -- Appendix Four
Summary "Mary Prince recalls that in the slave market in Bermuda, where she was put up for sale, the buyers' talk 'fell like cayenne on the fresh wounds of our hearts'. During her life as a slave she was taken from Bermuda to Turks Island and Antigua, eventually arriving in London where, in 1828, she reported the cruelty of her master and mistress to the Anti-Slavery Society." "The History of Mary Prince (1831) was the first life of a black woman to be published in Britain. This testament of ill-treatment and survival was a protest and a rallying-cry for emancipation that provoked two libel actions and ran into three editions in the year of its publication." "This edition includes an introduction which discusses The History within the context of black writing, explanatory notes, a chronology, and supplementary material on enslavement and the case of Mary Prince."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published: 1831
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page xxxv-xxxviii)
Notes English
Subject Prince, Mary.
Fugitive slaves -- West Indies -- Biography.
Slavery -- West Indies.
Slaves -- West Indies, British -- Biography.
Women slaves -- West Indies, British -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Salih, Sara.
LC no. 2001265468
ISBN 0140437495