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Author Byrne, Paula.

Title Belle : the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice / Paula Byrne.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. BELLE, D.    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B BELLE, DIDO    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B BELLE DIDO B    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-BELLE, D.    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Note "First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-283).
Contents The Girl in the Picture -- The Captain -- The Slave -- The White Stuff -- "Silver-Tongued Murray" -- The Adopted Daughters -- Black London -- Mansfield the Moderniser -- Enter Granville Sharp -- The Somerset Ruling -- The Merchant of Liverpool -- A Riot in Bloomsbury -- A Visitor from Boston -- The Zong Massacre -- Gregson v. Gilbert -- Changes at Kenwood -- The Anti-Saccharites -- Mrs. John Davinier -- Appendix: Jane Austen's Mansfield Connection.
Summary The illegitimate daughter of a captain in the Royal Navy and an enslaved African woman, Dido Belle was sent to live with her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, one of the most powerful men of the time and a leading opponent of slavery. Growing up in his lavish estate, Dido was raised as a sister and companion to her white cousin, Elizabeth. When a joint portrait of the girls, commissioned by Mansfield, was unveiled, eighteenth-century England was shocked to see a black woman and white woman depicted as equals.
Subject Belle, Dido Elizabeth, 1761-1804.
Racially mixed people -- England -- Biography.
Slaves -- England -- Biography.
Illegitimate children -- England -- Biography.
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793.
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793 -- Family.
Nobility -- England -- Biography.
Antislavery movements -- England -- History -- 18th century.
England -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780062310774 (paperback)
0062310771 (paperback)
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