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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Schafer seems to believe that perhaps one day more material on Anna Kingsley will turn up. Such a baller life – save for the 25 years spent on znna Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island peripatetic, as Anna and her family attempted to stay one step ahead of the racism that threatened their rights and lives – deserves a biography of at least pages.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. She was a most imposing and very handsome woman. Peppy rated it it was amazing Oct 18, From royalty, to slavery, to plantation life, to the loss of her property, jaii lived one heck of a full life. Concubineplantation manager. She could not return to Fort George Island–that plantation had been sold years before.

According to his findings, Anna Kingsley was born in in Jolof, The writing itself was very factual, and lots of details were repeated in various places, but the underlying story was so intriguing that even a “bare bones historian” approach couldn’t keep me away.

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Johns River in A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life. She purchased goods and livestock to get her farm started, as well as 12 slaves. Christine Schmid rated it liked it Nov 28, Stay Connected Facebook Twitter Instagram.


The Patriots took Laurel Grove and 41 of its slaves, using the facilities as its headquarters while it carried out similar raids in the area. Chrissy Bessa rated it really liked it Jun 01, Schafer has reconstructed Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley’s story in a remarkable way. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? She was not black, and had the most beautiful features you ever saw.

Table of Contents Excerpt. After the United States took control of Florida and American discriminatory laws threatened the multi-racial Kingsley family, most of them moved to Haiti.

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The next morning my aunt, Mrs. Madtigine to the Deep Featured Book. Showing of 15 reviews. Anna returned to Florida in to participate in the Kingsley estate defense, despite the increasingly tense racial climate in Duval County. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Pamela Almand rated it liked it Apr 14, Amazon Second Uai Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Legislation of the s madgigije s reflects racial discrimination that blurred the distinction between freeman and slave until there was virtually no difference. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Schafer abandons his narrative style to lay out the genealogies of many of the area’s residents. For 25 years, life on her farm and at the Kingsley plantation on Fort George Island was relatively tranquil.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Kingsley purchased another plantation on Fort George Island, near the mouth of the St. Email alerts New issue alert. Refresh and try again. 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 a close side-by-side comparison.

I also invite you to take a trip to this magical place. Also I would have loved to see a modern map outlining approximate holdings, but that’s mostly because like some of the people in the book, I live along the banks of Pottsburg creek, so I would love to know whose footsteps mine may have crossed.


A free woman, Anna Kingsley petitioned the Spanish government for land, and land grant records show that in she was granted title to five acres on the St. Although slavery was supported, Spanish race policies encouraged manumission and self-purchase and slavery was not necessarily a permanent condition.

In the legal petitions and official correspondence, probate and property records, the details of her life emerge. Petersburg and the Florida Dream, — Their two oldest daughters had already married white planters in Florida and remained there.