“This is slavery. I tell it to let English people know the truth; and I hope they will never leave off to pray God, and call loud to the great King of England, till all the poor blacks be given free, and slavery done up for evermore.”
—Mary Prince, 23
Cause and Consequence
How did The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself promote change?
The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself is the result of a collaborative, abolitionist writing team. Mary Prince was the storyteller, Susanna Strickland was the compiler, and Thomas Pringle was the editor and financial backer of the project. It was published at the height of the abolitionist movement.
Front cover of a first edition of The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself published in the latter half of February, 1831. Now a book digitized by Google, the original is in the collection of the British National Library.