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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Jan 18, Ellen rated it really liked it Shelves: Thirty-two slave cabins were constructed not far from Kingsley’s house. I read the latter at the beginning of the year before realizing the former existed, and – aside from the author’s comment in the acknowledgements that he’s now forever done with this project and a few late-breaking updates regarding plans for a documentary in the postscript – I could not tell you how the two differed without jxi close side-by-side comparison.
Inin his seventy-eighth year, Zephaniah Kingsley died. Email alerts New issue alert. Jeannette Schultz rated it it was amazing May 22, Johns Riverstopping in an inlet now named Doctors Lake.
Kingsley eventually married Anna, made her manager of his plantation, and fathered four children with her. She was taken to the US on a slave ship, annaa by Zephaniah Kingsley in Cuba and acted as his wife, although not legally married.
Retrieved 27 September Customers who bought this item also bought. In all, 60 slaves, family members, and freed employees moved with Kingsley to Haiti to start a plantation called Mayorasgo de Koka. I have long had an interest in the Kingsley story, but, thanks to Mr.
Anna Kingsley: A Free Woman
An influential planter, Zephaniah Kingsley was appointed to the territorial legislative council. Laurel Grove was a prosperous plantation that grew oranges, sea island cotton, peas, and potatoes. Then it follows the life of Anta Majigeen Ndiaye as she grows from Senegalese teenager to Floridian plantation owner. University Press of Florida, Kingsley had managers at his various properties to whom he entrusted his business operations when he was away.
Don’t have an account? On the first day of Marchin the Spanish province of East Florida, white plantation kongsley Zephaniah Kingsley put his signature on a document that forever changed the life of a young African woman. Never a white wife, however.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Published May 5th by University Press of Florida. Kingsley madgigind life in Haiti as idyllic. Anna Madgigine Jai Kinvsley was from Senegal. Get to Know Us.
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Schafer has written several other books including one about Zephaniah which I’m reading as well. Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: Such accomplishments by a woman in a patriarchal society are fascinating in themselves. I didn’t give it more stars, because: Editorial Reviews From Booklist Schafer expands on previously written material about the fascinating legend of an African princess, brought to Florida as a slave, who later became a plantation and slave owner.
Her children were raised as free people and were given education and inheritance.
She was a most imposing and very handsome woman. We live in Jacksonville. The young woman, a native of Senegal whom Kingsley had purchased in a slave market in Havana, Cuba, was his eighteen-year-old wife and the mother of his three children.
Return to History of Kingsley Plantation. The insurrection later ended in failure and, as it turned out, Anna’s loss was not total. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.
And the questions he cannot answer, he boldly accepts cannot be answered without personal insights into another man’s mind, which historic record simply doesn’t give us. Anna, however, lived with Kingsley in his house. There’s a problem loading this menu right madgitine. For 25 years, life on her farm and at the Kingsley plantation on Fort George Island was relatively tranquil.
September 5, Language: Not only is this a story about her but it is a history of the United States and Florida. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
During an effort to wrest East Florida from the Spanish, armed American forces entered the province.