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Ashton Warner

Published in March 1831—Negro Slavery Described by a Negro– details the experiences of Ashton Warner of St. Vincent. It was transcribed by Susannah Strickland, the same woman who transcribed Mary Prince’s narrative in January of that same year.

Warner’s narrative offers compelling descriptions of a slave life on a smaller sugar island. It also offers one of the few descriptions of a slave marriage. Some of the most interesting aspects of Warner’s narrative are its descriptions of the extensive movements by slaves between islands in the Caribbean.

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Ashton Warner