Eighteenth Century

Mary Prince vs. Olaudah Equiano: Gender Specific Slavery and the Respective Effects on Their Plights

An important distinction between Prince and Equiano’s plights is that the former was not able to share her experiences as easily as the latter. Specifically, the way the job of telling one’s story is not equally open to all genders due to the differences in education and opportunities. Although Equiano was uniquely successful in that … Continue reading

Eighteenth Century

The Rhetorical Strategies of Thomas Pringle’s “Supplement to the History of Mary Prince”

Merely judging Mary Prince’s The History of Mary Prince by the cover, when I saw Thomas Pringle’s “Supplement to the History of Mary Prince,” included in the back of my edition, I was curious to whether he would try to affirm or refute her narrative, and since I read hers before his Preface, I began his … Continue reading