Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley has 63 ratings and 8 reviews. Michelle said: This should have been boring, but for some reason I stuck with it and enjoyed it. University Press of Florida Book: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley. Contributors: Daniel L. Schafer. ISBN Numbers: Her name was Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley. A free woman, Anna Kingsley petitioned the Spanish government for land, and land grant records.
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The book is also [a] chronicle of the transatlantic slave trade and its impact in both Africa and the New World, a history of slavery in Florida, a story of free blacks and a free black community, and one part of the story of southern race relations prior to the Civil War. Schafer has written 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.
I certainly hope so; particularly toward the end she fades out of her own story, which I feel reflects more on society’s lack of interest in older women than any diminution in her spirit as she aged. Inshe traveled with relatives to New York. The cession agreement between the U.
She was affectionate and faithful, and I could trust her.
University Press of Florida: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley
I struggled to keep track of the families and their locations, and truly wished there was a family tree I could refer back to for guidance. Her husband formally emancipated her inand she became the owner of her own farm and twelve slaves the following year.
No portrait or photograph of any kind remains of her. The Patriots took Laurel Grove and 41 of its slaves, using the facilities as its headquarters while it carried out similar raids in the area.
In all, 60 slaves, family members, and freed employees moved with Kingsley to Haiti to start a plantation called Mayorasgo de Koka. Anna Jai was snatched from Senegal when kintsley was 13 and from the royal family.
The remnants of the slave cabins and the big house and the pier and barn are still standing. When the Americans approached, Anna herself lit the fire that consumed her house and property.
Receive exclusive offers mqdgigine updates from Oxford Academic. Such accomplishments by a woman in a patriarchal society are fascinating in themselves. Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley died in Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Anna was an intrepid soul. Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Most users should sign in with their email address. As a young man, he owned a slave ship.
Anna Kingsley: A Free Woman
Her story, however, endures. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The writing itself was very factual, and lots of details were repeated in various places, but the underlying story was so intriguing that even a “bare bones historian” approach couldn’t keep me away.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Communists and Perverts under the Palms: Also I would have loved to see a modern map outlining approximate holdings, but that’s mostly because like some of the people in the book, I live along the banks of Pottsburg creek, so I would love to know whose footsteps mine may have crossed. The book really came alive for me after seeing the Kingsley Plantation, and how she lived.
Published May 5th by University Press of Florida. Don’t have an account? In as a free woman, Anna Kingsley petitioned the Spanish government for land.
Kingsley freed Anna inwhen she turned 18, and gave her responsibilities for his plantations in East Florida.
To evade the Americans, Anna approached the Spanish and negotiated her escape, bringing along her children and a dozen slaves. Reading this book has made me desperate to return to Kingsley Plantation and perhaps even to drive up to Clifton Cemetery to pay proper respect to that magnificent African Princess, Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley.
From royalty, to slavery, to plantation madgiigine, to the loss of her property, she lived one heck of kingslfy full life.
I picked this book up a couple of weeks ago when we drove up to Kingsley Plantation for a bike ride around the island. First and foremost, Schafer’s account is a well-told story about one woman. She was not black, and had the most beautiful features you ever saw. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
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By the time she arrived at Laurel Grove, she was pregnant. Johns River plantation in northeast Florida, where she soon became his household manager, his wife, and eventually the mother of four of his children. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. From the cover of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: When he died, his will, which divided his ana property and wealth among his wives and children, was challenged by his sister in court.
Her husband formally emancipated her inand she became the owner of her own farm and twelve slaves the following year. Johns River plantation in northeast Florida, where she soon became his household manager, his wife, and eventually the mother of four of his children.
Schafer’s research leaves the reader with a very strong sense of being able to trust in his interpretation of the past. Such accomplishments by a kingslry in a patriarchal society are fascinating in themselves. Trivia About Anna Madgigine Ja Kingsley told abolitionist Lydia Child in an interview that Anna was “very capable, and could carry on all the affairs of the plantation in my absence, as well as I could myself”, but he either deliberately misrepresented other details in his life or Child’s reporting was inaccurate, calling into question other statements Kingsley was reported to have said.
The family fled to Haiti, but after kadgigine husband’s kinbsley Anna returned to the U. Apr 23, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: Organization of American Historians members Sign in via society site.