Oroonoko

Oroonoko

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by Aphra Behn
     
 

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Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, the story of an African prince's enslavement by British colonists and his journey from West Africa to the Caribbean, is the first literary work in English to portray what came to be known as "the triangular trade". This edition features a generous selection of thematically organized historical materials including explorers' descriptions of the

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Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, the story of an African prince's enslavement by British colonists and his journey from West Africa to the Caribbean, is the first literary work in English to portray what came to be known as "the triangular trade". This edition features a generous selection of thematically organized historical materials including explorers' descriptions of the "new world" of the Caribbean, planters' accounts of the sugar colonies, firsthand accounts of the slave trade from Dutch and English traders and abducted Africans, and early abolitionist publications by Europeans and former slaves.

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Including the full text of Aphra Behn's novella , this volume explores its global historical context through a number of literary, philosophical, and historical texts designed to place the work in a literary history as well as a relational history of the three regions the story unites: West Africa, The Caribbean, and England. Documents from each corner of the "Triangular Trade," such as slave trader correspondence, travel accounts from Surinam, and legal decisions concerning slavery in England, combine to add to the richness of this earliest literary narrative written in English about an American colony. Gallagher is an English literature professor at the U. of California, Berkeley. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420946796
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Oroonoko 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I read this in a Women's Lit. class I was taking, and this story is so moving. I was in tears when I finished the story. This story gives you insight on how a Black man was robbed of his freedom and fell into the chains of slavery. His death along with his wife is moving. It is a Romantic/ Tragedy novel.