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Author Schafer, Daniel L.

Title Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley : African princess, Florida slave, plantation slaveowner / Daniel L. Schafer.

Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2003.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  E444.K56 S33 2003    Available  ---
Description xiv, 177 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-167) and index.
Summary Anna Kingsley's life story adds a dramatic chapter to histories of the South, the state of Florida, and the African Diaspora. Both an American slave and a slaveowner and possibly an African princess. Anna was captured as a teenager in Senegal in 1806 and sold into slavery. Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr., a planter and slave trader from Spanish East Florida, bought her in Havana and took her to his St. Johns River plantation, where she soon became his household manager, his wife, and eventually the mother of four of his children.
Contents Senegal: Anta Majigeen N diaye -- Havana: Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr. -- Laurel Grove: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley -- The Patriot War -- Fort George Island -- Refuge in Haiti and return to Florida -- A free Black community in a time of race hysteria -- Final Flight: The American Civil War -- Final years -- A personal postscript -- Appendix: The last will and testament of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley.
Subject Kingsley, Anna, 1793-1870.
Women slaves -- Florida -- Fort George Island -- Biography.
Slaves -- Florida -- Fort George Island -- Biography.
Princesses -- Senegal -- Biography.
Women plantation owners -- Florida -- Fort George Island -- Biography.
African American women -- Florida -- Fort George Island -- Biography.
Kingsley family.
Plantation life -- Florida -- Fort George Island.
Fort George Island (Fla.) -- Biography.
Senegal -- Biography.
Kingsley, Anna Madgigine Jai.
Kingsley (Family)
ISBN 0813026164