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Carretta, Vincent

Overview
Works: 34 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 7,954 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Humor  Caricatures and cartoons  Portraits  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HT869.E6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vincent Carretta
Unchained voices : an anthology of Black authors in the English-speaking world of the eighteenth century by Vincent Carretta( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his introduction, Carretta reconstructs the historical and cultural context of the works, emphasizing the constraints of the eighteenth-century genres under which these authors wrote. The texts and annotations are based on extensive research in both published and manuscript holdings of archives in the United States and the United Kingdom. Appropriate for undergraduates as well as for scholars, Unchained Voices gives a clear sense of the major literary and cultural issues at the heart of writings in English by people of African descent
Phillis Wheatley : biography of a genius in bondage by Vincent Carretta( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,404 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
Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man by Vincent Carretta( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,335 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)
The snarling muse : verbal and visual political satire from Pope to Churchill by Vincent Carretta( Book )

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

Complete writings by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 601 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 )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 564 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 )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George III and the satirists from Hogarth to Byron by Vincent Carretta( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of the late Ignatius Sancho, an African by Ignatius Sancho( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 217 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 164 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 8 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires written by Mr. Whitehead (1748) by Paul Whitehead( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1977 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

Satires : Manners : The state dunces : Honour : (1748) by Paul Whitehead( Book )

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

Olaudah Equiano by Vincent Carretta( )

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

 
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Alternative Names
Carretta, Vincent Albert 1945-

Languages
English (95)

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Phillis Wheatley : biography of a genius in bondageEquiano, the African : biography of a self-made manComplete 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