The Resource The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave : Related by Herself, Mary Prince, (ebook)

The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave : Related by Herself, Mary Prince, (ebook)

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The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave : Related by Herself
Title
The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave
Title remainder
Related by Herself
Statement of responsibility
Mary Prince
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Prince's narrative was one of the earliest to reveal the ugly truths about slavery in the West Indies to an English reading public that was largely unaware of its atrocities. Prince was born in Bermuda to an enslaved family. She spent her early life in harsh conditions and was eventually sold to John Adams Wood of Antigua, working as his domestic servant. She joined the Moravian Church, where she learned to read, and married Daniel James, a former slave who had bought his freedom. In 1828 she traveled to England with the Woods family and after protracted efforts by abolitionists was able to leave their control. Encouraged by her new employer, Thomas Pringle, who also served as her editor, Prince wrote and published her book in 1831 to wide acclaim. While eighteenth-century slave narratives largely focused on Christian spiritual journeys and religious redemption, Prince was part of a growing trend of abolitionist writers focused on the injustice of slavery. Her work stands alongside better-known narratives such as A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Adding to its importance, few early women's slave narratives exist
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Prince, Mary
Dewey number
306.362092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slavery
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave : Related by Herself, Mary Prince, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469633299
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11906196
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11906196
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MWT11906196
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave : Related by Herself, Mary Prince, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469633299
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11906196
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11906196
System control number
MWT11906196
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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