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Carretta, Vincent

Overview
Works: 31 works in 122 publications in 1 language and 8,510 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Sources  Humor  Caricatures and cartoons  Portraits  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HT869.E6, 306.362092
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Most widely held works by Vincent Carretta
Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man by Vincent Carretta( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive biography tells the story of the former slave Olaudah Equiano (1745??97), who in his day was the English-speaking world?s most renowned person of African descent. Equiano?s greatest legacy is his classic 1789 autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. A key document of the early movement to ban the slave trade, it includes the earliest known firsthand description by a slave of the horrific Middle Passage from Africa to the Americas. Equiano, the African is filled with fresh revelations about this many-sided figure?most notably that Equiano may have been born not in Africa, as he claimed, but in South Carolina."--Publisher website (October 2006)
Phillis Wheatley : biography of a genius in bondage by Vincent Carretta( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the fascinating life of Phillis Wheatley, the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book, and only the second woman to do so in America, and also to do so while she was a slave and a teenager
Unchained voices : an anthology of Black authors in the English-speaking world of the eighteenth century by Vincent Carretta( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Unchained Voices, Vincent Carretta has assembled the most comprehensive anthology ever published of writings by eighteenth-century people of African descent, enabling many of these authors to be heard clearly for the first time in two centuries. Their writings reflect the surprisingly diverse experiences of blacks on both sides of the Atlantic-America, Britain, the West Indies, and Africa - between 1760 and 1798. Letters, poems, captivity narratives, petitions, criminal autobiographies, economic treatises, travel accounts, and antislavery arguments were produced during a time of various and changing political and religious loyalties. Although the theme of liberation from physical or spiritual captivity runs throughout the collection, freedom also clearly led to hardship and disappointment for a number of these authors
The snarling muse : verbal and visual political satire from Pope to Churchill by Vincent Carretta( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete writings by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings by the eighteenth-century slave and author includes her letters, poetry, short fiction, and essays, along with poetry by such contemporary African American poets as Lucy Terry, Jupiter Harmon, and Francis Williams
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Genius in bondage : literature of the early Black Atlantic( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until fairly recently, critical studies and anthologies of African American literature generally began with the 1830s and 1840s. Yet there was an active and lively transatlantic black literary tradition as early as the 1760s. Genius in Bondage situates this literature in its own historical terms, rather than treating it as a sort of prologue to later African American writings. The contributors address the shifting meanings of race and gender during this period, explore how black identity was cultivated within a capitalist economy, discuss the impact of Christian religion and the Enlightenment
George III and the satirists from Hogarth to Byron by Vincent Carretta( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires written by Mr. Whitehead by Paul Whitehead( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts and sentiments on the evil of slavery and other writings by Ottobah Cugoano( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in present-day Ghana, Quobna Ottobah Cugoano was kidnapped at the age of thirteen and sold into slavery by his fellow Africans in 1770; he worked in the brutal plantation chain gangs of the West Indies before being freed in England. His Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery is the most direct criticism of slavery by a writer of African descent. Cugoano refutes pro-slavery arguments of the day, including slavery's supposed divine sanction; the belief that Africans gladly sold their own families into slavery; that Africans were especially suited to its rigors; and that West Indian slaves led better lives than European serfs. Exploiting his dual identity as both an African and a British citizen, Cugoano daringly asserted that all those under slavery's yoke had a moral obligation to rebel, while at the same time he appealed to white England's better self."--BOOK JACKET
Letters of the late Ignatius Sancho, an African by Ignatius Sancho( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters here present a unique and interesting chronicle of the times. Sancho discusses issues which include his own life story from his beginnings as a slave, following his rise to fame and noterity as one of the first Afro-British critics
The life and letters of Philip Quaque, the first African Anglican missionary( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afro-British voices of the 18th century Space, security and the 21st century by Vincent Carretta( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah's story A novelist on novels by Vincent Carretta( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano by Vincent Carretta( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measures and men: the political satire of Alexander Pope by Vincent Carretta( )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires by Paul Whitehead( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires viz. 1. Manners. 2. The state dunces. 3. Honour by Paul Whitehead( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three West Indian writers of the 1780s revisited and revised by Vincent Carretta( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Royal Dupe George III and the satirists on the eve of the American Revolution by Vincent Carretta( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man
Alternative Names
Carretta, Vincent Albert 1945-

Languages
English (109)

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Phillis Wheatley : biography of a genius in bondageUnchained voices : an anthology of Black authors in the English-speaking world of the eighteenth centuryComplete writingsThe interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah EquianoGenius in bondage : literature of the early Black AtlanticThoughts and sentiments on the evil of slavery and other writingsLetters of the late Ignatius Sancho, an AfricanThe life and letters of Philip Quaque, the first African Anglican missionary