Equiano The African

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Tells the story of the former slave who was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent in the 1700s and is considered the founding father of both the African and the African American literary traditions.

The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa The African

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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A powerful, terrifying, uplifting, and true story of the life of a slave, stolen from Africa, his life as a slave to an officer of the British Navy to him winning his freedom. An important historical work and a true adventure story.

The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa The African

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The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, details its writer's life in slavery, his time spent serving on galleys, the eventual attainment of his own freedom and later success in business. Including a look at how slavery stood in West Africa, the book received favorable reviews and was one of the first slave narratives to be read widely.

The Letters And Other Writings Of Gustavus Vassa Olaudah Equiano The African Documenting Abolition Of The Slave Trade

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The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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Published in 1789, Equiano's autobiography was the first of its kind to influence a wide audience. He told the story of his life and suffering as a slave. He describes scenes of outrageous torture and made it clear to his readers how the institution of slavery dehumanized both owner and slave. Equiano's work became an important part of the abolitionist cause, because he was able to portray Africans with a humanity that many slave traders tried to deny. Anyone with an interest in the slave trade or the abolitionist movement will find this book essential reading. Nigerian slave and abolitionist OLAUDAH EQUIANO (1745-1797) was sold to white slavers when he was eleven and renamed Gustavas Vassa. He worked on a naval ship and fought during the Seven Years' War, which he felt earned him a right to freedom. Eventually, he was able to purchase his freedom and move to England, where he was safe from being captured back into slavery. There, he was an outspoken advocate of the abolitionist movement.

African S Life 1745 1797

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It is, at one and the same time, an original portrait of a remarkable African and a study of the world of eighteenth-century Atlantic slavery.

The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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Olaudah Equiano, born around 1745 in Isseke in Biafra in Nigeria today and died in Cambridgeshire March 31, 1797, better known in its time as the Gustave Vasa1, was a slave, freed, sailor and British writer calviniste1 of African origin, who lived mainly in the British colonies of America and the United Kingdom.According to his autobiographie, Equiano, son of a wealthy family Igbo, was abducted by two men and a woman (slave hunters) of an opposing tribe in Nigeria and became a slave at the age of ten or eleven years . Transferred to Barbados, it was acquired by a British officer he accompanied Virginia and England. We renamed it by giving it the name derisively of the Swedish king Gustav Vasa. Equiano became his master seaman and served during the Seven years. Sold to a dealer he bought it on July 11, 1766, his freedom for forty books1. He exercised the function of barber in London in 1767, before embarking again to successively joining New England, Nicaragua and the Arctic regions in the expedition led by the British naturalist John Constantine Phipps in 1773.He became an influential figure in the abolition of slavery and accompanied the installation of the first former black slaves to Freetown in Sierra Leone. The fight was not always successful. Thus, in 1783, with Granville Sharp, he sought to advance the abolitionist cause, arguing that a slave was not on a ship, a "commodity" like others. Indeed, the owner of the slave ship Zong, which the captain had been "forced" in 1781 to jettison its cargo of 132 slaves affected by a �pid�mie to avoid contagion, addressed to the British courts to determine s it was legitimate that it be compensated by his insurance as could be in this case when it came to animals. Despite the efforts of Equiano and Sharp, the Lord Chief Justice Mansfield, concludes that "so shocking that it was, if the slave was exactly similar to that of horses." At the request of abolitionist Olaudah Equiano published his autobiography in 1789, as The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa the African, written by himself, one of the few live testimony of the slave trade by of those having lived as qu'esclave. He tells the heartbreak that was the separation from his family, his fear of children, the conditions of his life as a slave. This testimony widely used by the British abolitionist movement and whose dissemination contributed greatly to fame of the former slave. Thus, Equiano knows a portrait he did run to 17807. It is represented as a young man in red wig and dress. The fact that this portrait has long been attributed to a painter of English high society of the eighteenth century, Joshua Reynolds, is an index of its fame to the end of his life

The Interesting Narrative

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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'I hope the slave trade may be abolished. I pray it may be an event at hand.'Published a few days before the British parliament first debated the abolition of the slave trade in 1789, Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative gives the author's account of his enslavement after his childhood kidnapping in Africa, and his journey from slavery to freedom. Equiano was slave to acaptain in the Royal Navy, and later to a Quaker merchant, and he vividly depicts the appalling treatment of enslaved people at sea and on land. He takes part in naval engagements, is shipwrecked, and has other exciting adventures on his travels to the Caribbean, America, and the Arctic.Equiano claimed his own freedom and became an important abolitionist, but his Narrative is much more than merely a political pamphlet. The most important African autobiography of the eighteenth century, it has achieved an increasingly central position among the century's great works of literature.The introduction to this edition surveys recent debates about Equiano's birthplace and identity, and considers his campaigning role and literary achievements.

Equiano S Travels

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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The wonderful autobiographical narrative of Olaudah Equiano.

The Life Story Of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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This eBook edition of "The Life Story of Olaudah Equiano" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The Life of Olaudah Equiano" is one of the earliest-known examples of published writing by an African writer and the first influential slave narrative of what became a large literary genre. Equiano's autobiography helped in the creation of the Slave Trade Act 1807 which ended the African slave trade for Britain and its colonies.

The Life Of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa The African

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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This is an autobiography, first published in 1789, of an African slave and his experiences in Africa, the New World and Europe. On gaining freedom he came to Britain and pursued a career as a navigator and was also a tireless fighter against slavery in the British Empire.

The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, first published in 1789 in London, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. The narrative is argued to be a variety of styles, such as a slavery narrative, travel narrative, and spiritual narrative. The book describes Equiano's time spent in enslavement, and documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter.

The Interesting Narrative And Other Writings

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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Recounts Equiano's kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, and his years of labor on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766. In England he worked for the resettlement of blacks in Sierra Leone, married an Englishwoman, and became a leading and respected figure in the anti-slave movement.

Sold As A Slave

Author: Olaudah Equiano
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In an adventurous and extraordinary life, Equiano crisscrossed the Atlantic world, from West Africa to the Caribbean to the U.S. to Britain, either as a slave or fighting with the Royal Navy. This account is not only one of the great documents of the abolition movement, but also a startling, moving story of danger and betrayal.

The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written By Himself, this is a fascinating account of Equiano's time spent in enslavement, and his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter. A real masterpiece and a book of historical importance.Any profits made from the sale of this book will go towards supporting the Freeriver Community project, a project that aims to support community and encourage well-being. To learn more about the Freeriver Community project please visit the website-www.freerivercommunity.com

The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

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More than just a fascinating story, Olaudah Equiano's autobiography - the first slave narrative to be widely read - reveals many aspects of the eighteenth-century Western world through the experiences of one individual. The second edition takes into consideration the latest scholarship on Atlantic history and the history of slavery. Professor Allison s introduction, which places Equiano s narrative in the context of the Atlantic slave trade, has been revised and updated to include a discussion of the geographic origins of African slaves and the debate over Equiano s birthplace. Expanded and improved pedagogical features include contemporary illustrations with extensive captions and a map showing the travels of Equiano in more detail. Helpful footnotes provide guidance throughout the eighteenth-century text, and a chronology and an up-to-date bibliography aid students in their study of this thought-provoking narrative.

Culture Shock And Double Identity In Slave Trading Times The Case Of Olaudah Equiano S Interesting Narrative

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The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

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The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa The African Written By Himself Third Edition

Author: Olaudah Equiano
Editor: Gale Ecco, Print Editions
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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T140574 With a list of subscribers. London: printed for, and sold by, the author. Sold also by Mr. Johnson; Messrs. Robinsons; Mr. Robson, and Mr. Clark; Mr. Davis; Mr. Matthews; Mr. Richardson; Mr. Chalmers [London]; Mr. J. Thompson, Manchester; and the booksellers in Oxford and Cambridge viii, [14],359, [1]p., plates: port.; 12°