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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First and foremost, Schafer’s account is a well-told story about one woman. She became one of a significant number of free people of African descent in East Florida. You are commenting using your Facebook account. And on Fort George Island, near the mouth of the St. That would have been a nice addition.
See all Editorial Reviews. No trivia or quizzes yet. Her husband formally emancipated her inand she became the owner of her own farm and twelve slaves the following year.
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The document was a manumission paper which ensured jwi legal freedom. Slaves were given a quota to fill; when they were finished, they were allowed to pursue other tasks. She was affectionate and faithful, and I could trust her. On the first day of Marchin the Spanish province mzdgigine East Florida, white plantation owner Zephaniah Kingsley put his signature on a document that forever changed the life of a young African woman.
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University Press of Florida: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley
Schafer brings what feels like a full picture to the reader. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. She did not want Kingsley heirs of African ancestry to inherit his estate.
Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The writing, though scholarly and fact based, does fair justice to the magigine fraught life Anna seemed to have lived as the matriarch of a mixed race family in antebellum Florida.
Legal emancipation was critical to her future. Notes on the Life and Works of Bernard Romans.
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. Kingsley told abolitionist Lydia Child in an interview that Madhigine 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.
Anna Kingsley: A Free Woman
From Anna herself we hear but once, in the form of her shrewdly practical last lingsley and testament. Together with a number of rebellious Floridians, they looted and occupied the homesteads of planters and settlers to obtain supplies and set up bases.
Kingsley portrayed life in Haiti as idyllic. The family fled to Haiti, but after her husband’s death Anna returned to the U. She was taken to the US on a slave ship, bought by Zephaniah Kingsley in Cuba and acted as his wife, although not legally married. Retrieved from ” https: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
From the book jacket of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: Danny Geary rated it really liked it Mar 16, Even her grave is unmarked. The free black population jal certain rights and privileges and they had opportunities to take an active part in the economic development of the colony. Communists and Perverts under the Palms: