Tag Archive: Mary Prince

The History of Mary Prince, a tremendous step towards Freedom

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“White people who keep slaves think that black people are like cattle, without natural affection. But my heart tells me it is far otherwise.” It is by her emotional standpoints that Mary Prince… Continue reading

A Historical Perspective of the Narrative of Mary Prince

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Mary Prince, the first woman to write a personal slave narrative account. Mary Prince, a slave born in Bermuda, wrote one of the first slave narratives ever written by a woman. She details… Continue reading

Mary Prince and Slavery

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  In 1831 Mary Prince’s story was published. Prince was born on a slave farm in Bermuda. Bermuda at this time was a British colony where half the population was slave. The major… Continue reading

Empathy and the Economy

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A recent scientific study has found empirical evidence that reading literary fiction makes a person more empathic. But this seems to have been the general consensus with writers and lovers of literature for… Continue reading

Mary Prince: From a Female Perspective

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Published in 1831, when slavery was still heavily practiced in the West Indies, “The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave,” written by Prince herself, painted a never before seen picture of… Continue reading

The Groundbreaking Mary Prince

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“All slaves want to be free, to be free is sweet…I can tell by myself what other slaves fell, and by what they have told me.  The man that says slaves be quite… Continue reading

Am I Not a Woman and a Sister? The Story of Mary Prince

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Standing on the shoulders of the famous ex-slave Olaudah Equiano, Mary Prince, a Bermuda-born slave who lived from 1788 until 1833, was a woman of many firsts (Simkin). Prince was the first woman… Continue reading

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