The history of mary prince (1831) was the first narrative of a black woman to be published in britain it describes prince's sufferings as a slave in bermuda, turks island and antigua, and her eventual arrival in london with her brutal owner mr wood in 1828.
Mary prince's story has also been the centerpiece of bbc radio broadcasts in this revised and expanded edition of the history of mary prince, ferguson has added new material, based on her extensive research in bermuda and london. Mary prince (c 1788 – after 1833) was a british abolitionist and autobiographer, born in bermuda, to an enslaved family of african descent subsequent to her escape,  she was later living in london , england, she wrote the history of mary prince (1831), which was the first account of the life of a black woman to be published in the united kingdom. 1 september 16: the history of mary prince, a west-2 indian slave (1831) 3 4 5 i am most interested in mary prince's relationship with her first family when prince 6 is sold off to her second master she laments about leaving her first mistress because she.
In the introduction to the history of mary prince, editor thomas pringle asserts that the idea of writing mary prince's history was first suggested by herself her purpose, writes pringle, is to ensure that good people in england might hear from a slave what a slave had felt and suffered (p i. Mary prince was born in 1788, to an enslaved family in bermuda she was sold to a number of brutal owners and suffered from terrible treatment prince ended up in antigua belonging to the wood family in december 1826, she married daniel james, a former slave who had bought his freedom and worked as a carpenter and cooper.
History of mary prince a west indian slave (related by herself) i was born at brackish-pond, in bermuda, on a farm belonging to mr charles myners my mother was a household slave and my father, whose name was prince, was a sawyer belonging to mr trimmingham, a ship-builder at crow-lane.
She became the first woman to present an anti-slavery petition to parliament and the first black woman to write and publish an autobiography, ‘the history of mary prince: a west indian slave ' the book was a key part of the anti slavery campaign.
The slave narrative the history of mary prince, harsh treatment and brutal narrative the history of mary prince, harsh treatment and brutal beatings from prince's depraved slave mistresses occur almost regularly to mary prince and her slave companions.