Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself / Edition 2

Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself / Edition 2

by Olaudah Equiano
     
 

Widely admired for its vivid accounts of the slave trade, Olaudah Equiano's autobiography — the first slave narrative to attract a significant readership — reveals many aspects of the eighteenth-century Western world through the experiences of one individual. The second edition reproduces the original London printing, supervised by Equiano in 1789. Robert

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Widely admired for its vivid accounts of the slave trade, Olaudah Equiano's autobiography — the first slave narrative to attract a significant readership — reveals many aspects of the eighteenth-century Western world through the experiences of one individual. The second edition reproduces the original London printing, supervised by Equiano in 1789. Robert J. Allison's introduction, which places Equiano's narrative in the context of the Atlantic slave trade, has been revised and updated to reflect the heated controversy surrounding Equiano's birthplace, as well as the latest scholarship on Atlantic history and the history of slavery. Improved pedagogical features include contemporary illustrations with expanded captions and a map showing Equiano's travels in greater 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312442033
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
04/07/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
264,599
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

LIST OF MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS


PART ONE

Introduction: Equiano’s Worlds

Olaudah Equiano and the Eighteenth-Century World

Equiano and the Antislavery Movement

African Identities in the New World

Equiano’s Narrative as an Abolitionist Tool

The Question of Equiano’s Origins

The Literary Context of Equiano’s Narrative

Equiano’s Legacy


PART TWO

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself

Dedication

Volume I

Volume II


PART THREE

Related Documents

Olaudah Equiano, Letter to James Tobin, January 28, 1788

Olaudah Equiano, Letter to the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, February 7, 1789

Olaudah Equiano, Letter to Thomas Hardy, May 28, 1792

William Blake, Illustrations for Narrative, of a Five Years’ Expedition . . . by John G. Stedman, 1796


APPENDIXES

An Equiano Chronology

Questions for Consideration

Selected Bibliography

Index

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