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Prince, Mary

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Works: 48 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 4,935 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Biographies  Personal narratives  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other
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The history of Mary Prince : a West Indian slave narrative by Mary Prince( )

25 editions published between 1831 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The history of Mary Prince : a West Indian slave by Mary Prince( )

29 editions published between 1831 and 2011 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kommenteret udgave af Mary Princes beretning om sit liv som slave fra fødslen i Bermuda i 1788 til hendes frigivelse i England i 1828
Three narratives of slavery by Sojourner Truth( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straightforward, yet often poetic accounts of the battle for freedom, three memoirs by courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against degrading injustice, and their determination to attain racial equality. In Narrative of Sojourner Truth, one of the most important documents on slavery ever written, a passionate African American abolitionist and champion of women's rights tells of her life as a slave, her self-liberation, and her tireless campaign for racial and sexual equality. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the 1861 autobiographical account of the brutality of slave life by Harriet Jacobs, who speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in a tale of dauntless spirit and faith. In The History of Mary Prince, the first black woman to escape from slavery in the British colonies and publish a record of her experiences vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her 1828 escape in England
La véritable histoire de Mary Prince, esclave antillaise : racontée par elle-même by Mary Prince( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié pour la première fois à Londres en 1831, ce texte est le premier témoignage d'une esclave. Mary y raconte son enfance, sa vente sur le marché aux esclaves d'Antigua, les mauvais traitements et le labeur des esclaves sur les plantations puis son arrivée en Angleterre où elle revendique sa liberté. Récit de Mary complété par celui de Thomas Pringle, son avocat, et commentaire
The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave : Related by Herself by Mary Prince( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Mary Prince, who was sold into slavery at the age of 12 for £38 sterling. It is the first account of the life of a black woman ever to be published in the United Kingdom, and it was published at a time when slavery was still legal in the British Colonies. The history of Mary Prince is firsthand testimony of the brutalities of enslavement. Its tone is direct and authentic, which makes this vivid story go straight to the heart. This book immediateley sparked public controversy and eventually played a crucial role in the abolition campaign. "It was night when I reached my new home. The house was large, and built at the bottom of a very high hill; but I could not see much of it that night. I saw too much of it afterwards. The stones and the timber were the best things in it; they were not so hard as the hearts of the owners."
The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave: Edited and with an Introduction by Sara Salih (Penguin Classics) by Mary Prince( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unchained -- Powerful & Unflinching Narratives of Former Slaves : 28 True Life Stories in One Volume: Including Hundreds of Documented Testimonies, Records on Living Conditions and Customs in the South & History of Abolitionist Movement by Henry Bibb( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection consists of the most influential narratives of former slaves and the stories of people who have helped them. With their powerful & unflinching stories, they changed people's convictions and shook the very foundation of slavery: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup The Underground Railroad The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs Harriet: The Moses of Her People History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, by William and Ellen Craft Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom, by Louis Hughes Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Narrative of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes - 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckley Father Henson's Story of His Own Life Fifty Years in Chains, by Charles Ball Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman, by Austin Steward Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl's Story, by Kate Drumgoold From the Darkness Cometh the Light, by Lucy A. Delaney Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive For a Quarter of a Century - Life of William Walker Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Life of Joseph Mountain Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Captain Canot Pearl Incident: Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism
BREAKING THE CHAINS - the Essential & Powerful Narratives that Shook the Roots of Slavery (17 Books in One Volume) : Memoirs of Frederick Douglass, Underground Railroad, 12 Years a Slave, Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl, Narrative of Sojourner Truth, Running A Thousand Miles for Freedom and many more by Elizabeth Keckley( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection consists of the most influential memoirs - powerful & unflinching narratives of former slaves and stories of people who helped them; including records and letters which unfold all the hardship, hair-breadth escapes and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts to reach freedom: Narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Freedom Fighter & Statesman 12 Years a Slave - Memoir of Solomon Northup, a Free-Born African American Who Was Kidnapped and Sold into Slavery The Underground Railroad (William Still) - stories of 649 slaves who escaped to freedom through a secret network formed by abolitionists and former slaves Harriet: The Moses of Her People - Story of the Woman Who Led Hundreds of Slaves to Freedom as the Conductor on the Underground Railroad Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs) Narrative of Sojourner Truth - leading abolitionist and women's rights activist The Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - Former Slave, Seaman & Freedom Fighter Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington - the Visionary Educator, Leader and Civil Rights Activist The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave - Memoir that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Father Henson's Story of His Own Life - by Josiah Henson who was the inspiration for the character of Tom in Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin, anti-slavery influential novel which made a crucial impact on America's conscience by illustrating slavery's affect on families The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! The Confessions of Nat Turner The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave - Autobiography that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (William and Ellen Craft) Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom (Louis Hughes) Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave (Jacob D. Green) Behind The Scenes: 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House (Elizabeth Keckley)
ONCE UPON a SLAVE : 28 Powerful Memoirs Of Former Slaves & 100+ Recorded Testimonies in One Edition: With Hundreds of Documented Testimonies & True Life Stories: Memoirs of Frederick Douglass, Underground Railroad, 12 Years a Slave, Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl, Na by Henry Bibb( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection of "ONCE UPON A SLAVE: 28 Powerful Memoirs Of Former Slaves & 100+ Recorded Testimonies in One Edition" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup The Underground Railroad The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs Harriet: The Moses of Her People History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, by William and Ellen Craft Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom, by Louis Hughes Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Narrative of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes - 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckley Father Henson's Story of His Own Life Fifty Years in Chains, by Charles Ball Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman, by Austin Steward Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl's Story, by Kate Drumgoold From the Darkness Cometh the Light, by Lucy A. Delaney Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive For a Quarter of a Century - Life of William Walker Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Life of Joseph Mountain Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Captain Canot Pearl Incident: Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism
History of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave by Mary Prince( )

1 edition published in 1831 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives of slavery : Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Mary Prince( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Memoir of old Elizabeth,a coloured woman, and other testimonies by Old Elizabeth( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Women's Slave Narratives, 1831-1909 by Mary Prince( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Mary Prince (Penguin Classics) by Mary Prince( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In His steps : "what would Jesus do?" by Mary Prince( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Civitas anthology of African American slave narratives( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Hailed in 1849 as "a new department in the literature of civilization," the slave narrative forms the foundation of the African American literary tradition. From the late eighteenth-century narratives by Africans who endured the harrowing Middle Passage, through the classic American fugitive slave narratives of the mid-nineteenth century, slave narratives have provided some of the most graphic and damning documentary evidence of the horrors of slavery. The slave narrative blends personal memory and rhetorical attacks on slavery to create powerful literature and propaganda. This work presents the seven classic antislavery narratives of the antebellum period in their entirety: The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, the first slave narrative published by a woman in the Americas; The Confessions of Nat Turner, written when Turner was asked to record his motivation for leading the bloodiest slave revolt in U.S. history; The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the first narrative to fashion the male fugitive slave into an African American cultural hero; The Narrative of William W. Brown, an account that explored with unprecedented realism the slave's survival ethic and the art of the slave trickster; The Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb, the story of the struggles of the most memorable family man among the classic slave narrators; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, a chronicle of one of the most daring and celebrated slave escapes ever recorded; and Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, a dramatic text that exposed the sexual abuse of female slaves and pioneered the image of the fugitive slave woman as an articulate resister and survivor. Born out of lives of unparalleled suffering, the slave narrative captures all the bravery, drama, and hope that characterized the African American struggle against slavery"--Front flap
The Classic slave narratives by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Before the end of the civil war, over one hundred former slaves had written moving stories of their captivity and by 1944, when George Washington Carver published his autobiography, over six thousand ex-slaves had written what are called slave narratives. No group of slaves anywhere, in any other era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage and servitude
Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material by Mary Prince( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Three narratives of slavery Narratives of slavery : Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Mary Prince
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The history of Mary Prince : a West Indian slaveThree narratives of slaveryNarratives of slavery : Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Mary PrinceThe Civitas anthology of African American slave narrativesThe Classic slave narrativesThe Classic slave narrativesGhosts of slavery : a literary archaeology of Black women's lives
Alternative Names
James, Mary 1788-

Mary Prince Bermudan slave narrative writer

Mary Prince schrijfster (1788-1833)

Mary, Princess of Wales 1788-

Prince, Mary 1788-18.

Wood, Molly 1788-

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French (4)