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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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Chrissy Bessa rated it really iingsley it Jun 01, Amid the spiraling racial tensions of the antebellum period, Anna returned to north Florida, where she bought and sold land, sued white people in the courts, and became a central figure in a free black community.

I was six or seven years old at the time. When she was 13 years old, she was captured and sent to Cubawhere she was purchased by, impregnated by, and married to Zephaniah Kingsley madgiigine, a slave trader and plantation owner. The writing, though scholarly and fact based, does fair justice to the drama fraught life Kingslej seemed to have lived as the matriarch of a mixed race family in antebellum Florida.

I had kinsgley bits and pieces of the history of the place before and the idea of a free African woman running a plantation intrigued me no end. Kristen rated it it was amazing Jul 01, There are a few instances where it feels that some of these primary sources could be construed in other ways than just how they are presented here.

Anna Kingsley – Wikipedia

Even her grave is unmarked. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. She settled near her daughters who had married and mavgigine in Florida. New book of interest: The free black population held certain rights and privileges and they had opportunities to take an active part in the economic development of the colony.


Notes on the Life of Anna Kingsley

Sign In or Create an Account. Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe. She burned Kingsley’s plantation to the ground while the Spanish watched.

Sorry, your blog cannot kingskey posts by email. Zephaniah Kingsley described Mayorasgo De Koka as “heavily timbered with mahogany all round; well watered; flowers so beautiful; fruits in abundance, so delicious that you could not refrain from stopping to eat Amber rated it liked it Aug 04, Write a customer review. How does a woman who was once a slave bring herself to then own slaves?

Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner

The book really came alive for me after seeing the Kingsley Plantation, and how she lived. Drawn to the Deep Featured Book. Anna was an independent, enterprising woman, who managed the plantation for 25 years until expanding U.

Her children were raised as free people and were given education and inheritance. In Anna Kingsley returned to the St. 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.

Published May 5th by University Press of Florida. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Most of this book reads like a novel and his narrative style will keep the pages turning. Laurel Grove was a prosperous plantation that grew oranges, sea island cotton, peas, and potatoes.

Communists and Perverts under the Palms: Anna Madgiginr JainKingsley, captured in Africa and enslaved, sold to an American who freed her and made her his wife. In all, 60 slaves, family members, and freed employees moved with Kingsley to Haiti to start a plantation called Mayorasgo de Koka.


Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: Slave revolution had made Haiti the first independent black republic of the New World, the “Island of Liberty” annaa Kingsley called it. He also owned ships that he captained on trading voyages.

Voices from Mariel Featured Book. This chapter is sandwiched between two narrative chapters and probably could have been presented in an appendix. Continue to Zephaniah Kingsley. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Kingsley eventually married Anna, made her manager of his plantation, and fathered four children with her.

When the Americans approached, Anna herself lit the fire that consumed her house and property. For 25 years, life on her farm and at the Kingsley plantation on Fort George Island was relatively tranquil. And thus we have only these brief pages, in which Schafer heroically labors to recreate every step of Anna’s journey from property and tax records, census takings and burial markers, and the occasional personal letter or journal from friends and family.

Her story, however, endures.


Both an American slave and a slaveowner–and possibly an African princess–Anna was a teenager when she was captured in her homeland of Senegal in and sold into slavery. Race and America’s Long War. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Captured from her homeland inshe became first an American slave, later a slaveowner, and ,adgigine a central figure in a free black community.