Kari J. Winter's research focuses on the history and literature of slavery. The editor of the 2005 edition of Jeffrey Brace's 1810 memoir, The Blind African Slave, she is also the author of Subjects of Slavery, Agents of Change: Women and Power in Gothic Novels and Slave Narratives,1790-1865 and numerous articles on African American culture, Barbadian history, feminist theory, and American Indian literature.
Jack and his wife Sophy were enslaved in Middletown, Connecticut to Philip Mortimer (1710-1794), a wealthy Irish businessman. Philip Mortimer freed them in his will, but his son-in-law, George Starr, contested and succeeded in overturning the will. Mortimer’s will also intended to give Jack and … Read MoreJack Mortimer (1700’s)