Mr. and Mrs. Prince by Professor Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
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Mr. and Mrs. Prince
By Professor Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

Mr. and Mrs. Prince

How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and Into Legend

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Mr. and Mrs. Prince by Professor Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

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Merging comprehensive research and grand storytelling, Mr. and Mrs. Prince reveals the true story of a remarkable pre-Civil War African-American family, as well as the challenges that faced African-Americans who lived in the North versus the slaves who lived in the South. Lucy Terry, a devoted wife and mother, was the first known African-American poet and Abijah Prince, her husband, was a veteran of the French and Indian wars and an entrepreneur. Together they pursued what would become the cornerstone of the American dream having a family and owning property where they could live, grow, and prosper. Owning land in both Vermont and Massachusetts, they were well on their way to settling in when bigoted neighbors tried to run them off. Rather than fleeing, they asserted their rights, as they would do many times, in court. Here is a story that not only demonstrates the contours of slavery in New England but also unravels the most complete history of a pre-Civil War black family known to exist. Illuminating and inspiring, Mr. and Mrs. Prince uncovers the lives of those who could have been forgotten and brings to light a history that has intrigued but eluded many until now. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060510749
ISBN-10: 0060510749
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 134mm x 17mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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