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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Author Daniel Schafer hypothesized that Anna may have been responsible for the layout of ann slave quarters: It also highlights the privilege and plight of free blacks, and it shows how free blacks in Florida suffered when the territory changed hands from Spain to the US.

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. Madgibine for telling us about the problem.

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Jeannette Anma rated it it was amazing May 22, To have achieved them as a woman of color is remarkable. I also invite you to take a trip to this magical place. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

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The mixed-race Kingsley family was directly and negatively affected by these “illiberal and inequitable laws”, as Kingsley stated in his will. Aug 05, Yvonne Clippinger rated it liked it.


The property was located across the river from her husband’s plantation, Laurel Grove, south of mwdgigine Jacksonville. 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.

Hardcoverpages. Read more Read less. This book was a wonderfully done account of a fascinating story.

Voices from Mariel Featured Book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Her life was filled with challenges, horrors, and surprises.

Legal emancipation was critical to her future.

Anna Kingsley

Not Enabled Word Wise: That would have been mdgigine nice addition. To evade the Americans, Anna approached the Spanish and negotiated her escape, bringing along her children and a dozen slaves.

An influential planter, Zephaniah Kingsley was appointed to the territorial legislative council. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Her mother also had ancestors who kingspey held the title of the Buurba Jolofor king of the Wolofs.

The History of Florida. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Anns River plantation in northeast Florida, where she soon became his household manager, his wife, and eventually the mother of four of his children.

She rose to prominence as a slaveholder herself and plantation owner, ultimately becoming the matriarch of a huge family. Southern states increased restrictions against free blacks after the Nat Turner Rebellion of Two of them brought children.

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Their work force would consist of more than fifty of their former Florida slaves, freed to work as indentured servants to comply with Haitian law which prohibited slavery.

Such accomplishments by a woman in a patriarchal society are fascinating in themselves. According to his findings, Anna Kingsley was born in in Jolof, She sailed to Havana, Cuba ; the name of the ship she was aboard is unknown. When she was 13 years old, she was captured and sent to Cubawhere she was purchased by, impregnated by, and married to Zephaniah Kingsleya slave trader and plantation owner.

Apr 23, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: This however can sometimes be necessary and the occurrences are very rare. She was very capable, and could carry on all the affairs of the plantation in my absence as well as I could myself. We live kingskey Jacksonville. Schafer has written an absorbing account of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley, an African woman who was enslaved, forcibly transported to Florida, held in bondage, freed, and married to jau white master; she bore several of his children and then rose to prominence as a slaveholder.

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