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Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man

Author: Vincent Carretta
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

A biography of Olaudah Equiano (c 1745-1797), the former slave whose 1789 autobiography quickly became a popular polemic against the slave trade and a literary classic. This book redefines an  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Olaudah Equiano; Olaudah Equiano; Olaudah Equiano
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Carretta
ISBN: 9780143038429 0143038427
OCLC Number: 493489507
Description: 1 vol. (XXIV-436 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Equiano, the AfricanList of IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsNote on MoneyChapter One. Equiano's AfricaChapter Two. The Middle PassageChapter Three. At SeaChapter Four. Freedom DeniedChapter Five. Bearing WitnessChapter Six. Freedom of a SortChapter Seven. Toward the North PoleChapter Eight. Born AgainChapter Nine. Seeking a MissionChapter Ten. The Black PoorChapter Eleven. Turning against the Slave TradeChapter Twelve. Making a LifeChapter Thirteen. The Art of the BookChapter Fourteen. A Self-Made ManNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Vincent Carretta.


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An intriguing piece of detective work. (The Washington Post)Masterful . . . offers not only the definitive biography of Equiano but also a first-rate social history of the late eighteenth century. Read more...

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