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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Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: He tried to persuade lawmakers to adopt annna similar to those of the Spanish, providing for liberal manumission and rights for the free black population.

I remember her very distinctly.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The book is also [a] chronicle of the transatlantic slave trade and its impact in both Africa and the New World, a history of slavery in Florida, a story of free blacks and a free black community, and one part of the story of southern race relations prior to the Civil War. I live in the area where Anna lived. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. I didn’t give it more stars, because: Retrieved from ” https: Some tended personal gardens, while others produced crafts, both of which they were able to sell.

Schafer brings the ann period of Anna’s life, and the Northeast Florida region to life through the story of Madhigine Kingsley in his book. It also macgigine 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. The court honored a treaty between the United States and Spain, and Anna was successful in the court case, despite a political climate hostile toward blacks.


Instead, Schafer’s account, his exploration of the many anomalies kihgsley her jaai and experiences, is an interesting biography; at the same time, it is a valuable account that brings a wider understanding to the lives of enslaved and free women in the nineteenth-century South.

She was a very bright woman who ran his plantation while he traveled.

How do men who have fathered and fondly raised mulatto children treat children who look much like them as chattel? Johns River, this time in a young town called Jacksonville. Laurel Grove was a prosperous plantation that grew oranges, sea island cotton, peas, and potatoes. If you originally registered with a username please use that madgiginr sign in.

University Press of Florida: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley

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This however can sometimes be necessary and the occurrences are very rare. The story of her early life is undocumented. Christine Madgiginr rated it liked it Nov 28, Kingsley was an abolitionist and believed that intermarriage created stronger, healthier people. Notes on the Life and Works of Bernard Romans. The plantation buildings are now part of the National Park Service just north of Jacksonville and the buildings are open to the public.

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Anna was an intrepid soul. This book should be required reading for students in the area. It is amazing to see how she lived while under Spanish rule and how differently things went once she iingsley under the racist rule of the United States.

Sign In Forgot password? Without Schafer’s extensive research and skillful use of the documentation and family history, Anna Kingsley would have doubtless been lost in the long shadows cast by time. Her blossoming business kihgsley only months. Schafer is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.


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Three children had been born to the Kingsleys by this time: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

They lived in a compound designed much like the compounds of the Wolof – that she lived in as a child – with wives and children living in homes separate from the husband. Anna died in the spring of and was first buried in a family cemetery, but her final burial place is in an unmarked grave in the Arlington area of Jacksonville, Florida.

Hardcoverpages. I purchased this book years ago, however I recently purchased again in kindle format for myself and my niece. The family moved to Haiti. English Choose a language for shopping. She survived capture, lawsuits and wars. Want to Read saving…. First and foremost, Schafer’s account is a well-told story about one woman. Johns River plantation in northeast Florida, where she soon became his household manager, his wife, and eventually the mother of four of his children.

Gamble Rogers Featured Book. However, if you want to read a nuanced account of slavery, freedom, Southern mai, and the little-known Patriot’s War ofread Schafer’s book.