May 27, 2020
Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator
Posted by Daniel L. Schafer

An original and important contribution to the scholarship of Florida, the British Empire, the Caribbean, Africa, slavery and emancipation, the colonial United States, and the Atlantic world Kingsley was a figure who moved through many worlds, and this meticulously researched work follows his many trails It is the definitive biography on this fascinating character Jane An original and important contribution to the scholarship of Florida, the British Empire, the Caribbean, Africa, slavery and emancipation, the colonial United States, and the Atlantic world Kingsley was a figure who moved through many worlds, and this meticulously researched work follows his many trails It is the definitive biography on this fascinating character Jane Landers, author of Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions The story is fascinating and shows the interconnections of the Atlantic world in all its complexities Kingsley s philosophy challenged the usual views of slavery, race relations, and the murky ground between freedom and dependency Paul E Lovejoy, author of Transformations in SlaveryA controversial figure for his views on manumission and his unorthodox marital arrangements, Zephaniah Kingsley Jr 1765 1843 is mostly known today for his Fort George Island plantation in Duval County, Florida, now a National Park Service site, and for his 1828 pamphlet, A Treatise on the Patriarchal System of Society, that advocated just and humane treatment of slaves, liberal emancipation policies, and granting rights to free persons of color Paradoxically, his fortune came from the purchase, sale, and labor of enslaved Africans In this penetrating biography, Daniel Schafer vividly chronicles Kingsley s evolving thoughts on race and slavery, exploring his business practices and his private life Kingsley fathered children by several enslaved women, then freed and lived with them in a unique mixed race family One of the women the only one he acknowledged as his wife though they were never formally married was Anta Madgigine Ndiaye Anna Kingsley , a member of the Senegalese royal family, who was captured in a slave raid and purchased by Kingsley in Havana, Cuba A ship captain, Caribbean merchant, and Atlantic slave trader during the perilous years of international warfare following the French Revolution, Kingsley sought protection under neutral flags, changing allegiance from Britain to the United States, Denmark, and Spain Later, when the American acquisition of Florida brought rigid race and slavery policies that endangered the freedom of Kingsley s mixed race family, he responded by moving his wives and children to a vast agricultural settlement in Haiti that he established for free persons of color Kingsley s assertion that color should not be a badge of degradation made him unusual in the early Republic His unique life is revealed in this fascinating reminder of the deep connections between Europe, the Caribbean, and the young United States.

  • Title: Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator
  • Author: Daniel L. Schafer
  • ISBN: 9780813044620
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Zephaniah Kingsley Jr and the Atlantic World Slave Trader Plantation Owner Emancipator An original and important contribution to the scholarship of Florida the British Empire the Caribbean Africa slavery and emancipation the colonial United States and the Atlantic world Kingsley w

    Josh Liller

    To do good in this world we must have money Zephaniah Kingsley was a curious fellow Son of a Quaker merchant, he grew up to be an non religous slave trader and plantation owner He had children with several teenaged slaves, but didn t deny his parenthood and emancipated nearly the children and their mothers He was firmly dedicated to slavery, but also to the right of slaves to purchase or earn emancipation His life was impacted by the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Haitian Revolu [...]


    Margaret Sankey

    Schafer has pieced together the life history of Zephaniah Kingsley, born in Charleston, exiled with his loyalist father to New Brunswick, Caribbean trader under the Danish flag, back to the US, on to Spanish Florida and then to the Dominican Republic Kingsley had a loose interpretation of oaths, signing on to whatever flag offered protection for his trade, and had a similar attitude towards colonial social s, living with an African woman as his common law wife, as well as a collection of mixed r [...]



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