The Classic Slave Narratives - Mary Prince Summary & Analysis

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Mary Prince Summary and Analysis

Mary Prince writes that she was born in Bermuda at a place called Brackish-Pond. Her first master is Chrales Myners and her mother belongs to him. Her father belongs to a master named Trimmingham who is a ship builder. When Myners dies, Mary and her mother are bought by a man named Captain Darrell who gives them to his granddaughter, Miss Betsey. Miss Betsey and Mary grow fond of each other and Mary notes that Miss Betsey pulls her around by holding her hand and calls her "my little nigger." Mary admits to being very happy during this time and says it's because she was too young to realize her condition as a slave and to know what the future holds for her. Mary and her younger siblings have light chores to do but Miss Betsey's father - their...

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