History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself
1. Read “The History of Mary Prince,” which you will find under the course materials tab. Describe your reaction to Mary’s story, from her childhood to her experience after arriving in England. Be sure to include quotations from the text to illustrate your responses.
2. After commenting on the “The History of Mary Prince,” watch this short video, entitled “How Slavery Shaped Our Cities”. (note that although this video deals with Liverpool, Glasgow, and Bristol, you can go on the same kind of tour in many other cities in Britain–and in the US as well, including our own city of New York). How does reading about what happened to Mary’s body and the bodies of others in the Caribbean add to your understanding of this video? Explain.