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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Kristen rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Wolof tradition holds that a mythological figure named Njaajaan Ndiaye established anna Jolof Kingdom that existed between and Don’t have an account?

They had four children together. There comes a point near the end of the book where Dr. Conditions for all of Florida’s people of color, free and enslaved, changed drastically when Florida became a territory of the United States in Her life was filled with challenges, horrors, and surprises. The cession agreement between the U. Jacksonville After the Fire, — The Civil War in Northeast Florida. Anna returned to Florida in to participate in the Kingsley estate defense, despite the increasingly tense racial climate in Duval County.

Son of Real Florida. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Jan 18, Ellen rated it really liked it Shelves: Stay Connected Facebook Twitter Instagram. But when Florida passed from Spanish to American control, and racism and discrimination increased in the American territories, Anna Kingsley and her children migrated to a colony in Haiti established by her husband as a refuge for free blacks.


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In all, 60 slaves, family members, and freed employees moved with Kingsley to Haiti to start a plantation called Mayorasgo de Koka. Florida seceded from the Union. Jeannette Schultz rated it it was amazing May 22, Anna Madgiginr JainKingsley, captured in Africa and enslaved, maddgigine to an American who freed her and made her his wife.

After Spain ceded control of Florida to the U. Had he died before they were freed, Anna and the children would have been sold. Kingsley fled after being released, his whereabouts unknown. Share your thoughts with other customers. She settled in the Arlington neighborhood of Jacksonville, where she died in at 77 years old.

Greg rated it really liked it Apr 10, Laurel Grove was also destroyed as a result of the conflict. She survived capture, lawsuits and wars. Anna purchased goods and livestock to begin a business–and she purchased slaves. It was still thrilling to read about paths that I have walked, and areas that Jal have visited often since I moved to Jacksonville.

The book really came alive for me after seeing the Kingsley Plantation, and how she madgiigine. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Such accomplishments by a woman in a patriarchal society are fascinating in themselves.

Not only is this a story about her but it is a history of the United States and Florida. Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: Slave raids were frequent occurrences during incessant violence that left many small villages deserted, as people were abducted to be sold into slavery or they fled in fear for their lives. Anthropologists suggest that Anna may kingaley had the knowledge to instruct her slaves how to form the tabby because it was widely used in West Africa.


Kingsley purchased another plantation on Fort George Island, near the mouth of the St. 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.

Not Enabled Screen Reader: Lists with This Book. Tiffany Brown rated it it was amazing Mar 29, The family moved back to Florida and lived and farmed from Fernandina to St Augustine and west to Jacksonville.

Her father fought to be ruler in a dynastic clash, but lost. Schafer, “Anna Kingsley” ; accessed May 14, She was born Anta Majigueen Ndiaye in in present-day Senegalin a portion of West Africa that was rent by a fierce war between the majority Wolof people and the minority Fula.

Being from the area, this is a well known fact; however to read about this rich history is astounding and enlightening. kingskey

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Some of these people, like Anna, owned mmadgigine. You are commenting using your WordPress. Continue to Zephaniah Kingsley. Johns River, this time in a young town called Jacksonville. Schafer has written several other books including one about Zephaniah which I’m reading as well. I live in the area where Anna lived.