A Treatise On The Patriarchal Or Co-Operative System Of Society Under The Name Of Slavery. This pamphlet is a defense of slavery and the three-tier social system that acknowledged the rights of free people of color that existed in Florida under Spanish rule. Kingsley briefly served on the Florida Territorial Council, planning the transition when Florida was annexed by the United States. During his time on the council, he attempted to influence Florida lawmakers to recognize free people of color and allow mixed-race children to inherit property. Kingsley was married to his slave and owned the Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville.His interracial family and his business interests caused Kingsley to be heavily invested in the Spanish system of slavery and society. Like the French colonies, it provided for certain rights to a class of free people of color and allowed multiracial children to inherit property. Kingsley became involved in politics when control of the Florida colony passed from Spain to the United States in 1821. He tried to persuade the new territorial government to maintain the special status of the free black population. Faced with American laws that forbade interracial marriage, Kingsley relocated his large family to Haiti between 1835 and 1837.
After his death, his estate in Florida was the subject of dispute between his widow Anna Jai and other members of Kingsley's family. The pages have normal wear and light spotting, as shown. Paper cover page is loose.Has a Plastic Cover that could be removed. Please see our large scans for an accurate representation of the item. PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE NICE POSTCARDS, AND OTHER INTERESTING ANTIQUES THIS WEEK! The item "1829 PAMPHLET WRITTEN BY JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA Z KINGSLEY SLAVE OWNER SLAVERY" is in sale since Tuesday, July 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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