'The History of Mary Prince,' published by abolitionists in London and Edinburgh in 1931, was narrated by a West Indies slave woman. However, the publisher, Thomas Pringle, re-formed the narrative to fit the image of the slaves that the abolitionists wanted to project. It is an image that conforms to white, Christian standards of morality, which is actually impossible under the condition of slavery. The reinscription erased the record of how slave owners abused slave women and how slave women used sexual relations as a means to use white men.
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Sharpe, Jenny. "'Something akin to freedom': the case of Mary Prince." differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 1996, p. 31+. Academic OneFile, Accessed 19 Mar. 2019.
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