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Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic world : slave trader, plantation owner, emancipator

Author: Daniel L Schafer
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Zephaniah Kingsley Jr., merchant, African slave trader, ship captain, plantation owner, slave master, miscegenist, polygamist, and, later, partial supporter of abolition and founder of a colony in Haiti for free persons of color.
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Schafer, Daniel L.
Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic world
(DLC) 2013020093
(OCoLC)827841512
Named Person: Z Kingsley; Kingsley family.; Kingsley family.; Z Kingsley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel L Schafer
ISBN: 9780813048529 0813048524
OCLC Number: 862076991
Awards: Commended for Florida Book Award (Florida Nonfiction) 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 336 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents: The Kingsley Family, Charleston, and the American Revolution --
New Brunswick years: becoming an Atlantic trader --
"My saddle bags loaded with specie": Caribbean commerce in the age of revolution --
Shifting loyalties: St. Thomas and the transit trade in African slaves --
"Fortune is neither to be won by prudence nor industry": a slaving voyage to East Africa --
Family ties: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley --
Laurel Grove Plantation, slavery, and East Florida's booming economy --
"Left by the patriots a perfect desert": the Patriot War in East Florida --
"Like a turtle without a shell": Spain's final years in East Florida --
"Discreetly restrained under the patriarchal system": life and labor at Kingsley's plantations --
"The door of liberty is open to every slave who can find the means of purchasing himself": from Spanish to American race relations --
"In trust for Flora Hanahan Kingsley and her son Charles": Kingsley as Patriarch --
The "Island of Liberty" and Kingsley's final journeys --
"To do good in this world we must have money": the Kingsley legacy.
Responsibility: Daniel L. Schafer.

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"A deeply researched biography of a truly exceptional but complex man whose life both reflected and helped to redefine the changing Atlantic worlds that he occupied."--The Historian

 
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