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Hear my roar

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Hear my roar
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protest in the history of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave narrative
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Bowman
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Victoria Onori
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Victoria Bowman
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Carol Singley
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Ellen Malenas
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Ellen Malenas Ledoux
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Geoffrey
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Geoffrey Sill
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Rutgers University
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Camden Graduate School
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Hear My Roar: Protest in The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave Narrative, argues that Prince’s narrative protests her mistreatment and that of her fellow slaves during a time when slaves and women typically had little power and no voice, while also cataloging various forms of resistance, including verbal, physical and social protest. Throughout The History, Prince describes various ways in which she was abused, while also illustrating the ways in which she defended herself and others from her abusers. This paper provides analysis and synthesis of the primary text along with secondary sources to show evidence of the active role that Prince took to ensure her own safety and dignity, as well as that of others. No matter the circumstances surrounding the publication of Prince’s story, she made a conscious decision to share her story and thus re-tell the various acts of violence and degradation that she endured. She also chose to tell how she was able to preserve some dignity through the abuse by performing various acts of protest. Through these acts of protest, as well as the re-telling, Prince was also ensuring that her voice was heard. In 1831, it was rare for a slave narrative to be published. Prince’s was the first of its kind to be published by a female slave, thus this narrative was the first to offer a voice other than an abolitionist’s or male slave’s viewpoint on the atrocities of slavery. Through the act of publication, the narrative allowed others to read and witness the abuse that she endured, as well as the subsequent progression of her personal development from a slave girl with no voice to a woman whose acts of resistance ultimately led to her freedom. Those acts of protest and resistance are the focus of this paper.
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M.A.
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by Victoria Onori Bowman
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Prince, Mary
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Fugitive slaves--West Indies--Biography
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Slavery--West Indies
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Prince, Mary.--History of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave
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