Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley

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  • Copyright: 2010-09-05
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida

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"Provides an unexpectedly thorough account that traces the life of a woman from a Wolof village in Senegal, across the Atlantic via the middle passage, to a Florida community of African slaves and white slave owners."--Southern Historian "An absorbing account of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley, an African woman who was enslaved, forcibly transported to Florida, held in bondage, freed, and married to her white master; she bore several of his children and then rose to prominence as a slaveholder. . . . Brings a wider understanding to the lives of enslaved and free women in the nineteenth century South."--Journal of American History "Contributes to a growing literature on the possibilities for slave women's emancipation, especially in Spanish territory, and for propertied womenrs"s social and economic power in the Old South."--Journal of Southern History "Reminds the reader of the variations of the slave experience, the possibilities of forging racial bonds, and the debilitating effects of the racial divide in American society."--Georgia Historical Quarterly "Fosters understanding of the differences and similarities in the institution of slavery, in the distinction between free and enslaved, and in attitudes of racial prejudice between Spanish Florida and the United States."--North Carolina Historical Review

Author Biography

Daniel L. Schafer is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville.

Table of Contents

List of Maps & Photographsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Senegal: Anta Majigeen Ndiayep. 4
Havana: Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr.p. 20
Laurel Grove: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsleyp. 27
The Patriot Warp. 35
Fort George Islandp. 45
Refuge in Haiti and Return to Floridap. 66
A Free Black Community in a Time of Race Hysteriap. 77
Final Flight: The American Civil Warp. 101
Final Yearsp. 111
A Personal Postscriptp. 122
Appendix: The Last Will and Testament of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsleyp. 129
Notesp. 133
Bibliographyp. 155
Indexp. 169
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