Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself [NOOK Book]

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, details its writer's life in slavery, his time spent serving on galleys, the eventual attainment of his own freedom and later success in business. Including a look at how slavery stood in West Africa, the book received favorable reviews and was one of the first slave narratives to be read widely.

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Overview

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, details its writer's life in slavery, his time spent serving on galleys, the eventual attainment of his own freedom and later success in business. Including a look at how slavery stood in West Africa, the book received favorable reviews and was one of the first slave narratives to be read widely.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781775416197
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 781,390
  • File size: 324 KB

Meet the Author

ROBERT J. ALLISON (Ph.D., Harvard University) is associate professor of history and chair of the department at Suffolk University, where he teaches U.S. and world history and the history of Boston. He is the author of A Short History of Boston (2004) and The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World 1776-1815 (2000). He has edited two volumes of twentieth-century American political and social history: History In Dispute: The Pursuit of Progress, 1900-1945 and The Pursuit of Liberty, 1945-2000 (2000). He has also edited several volumes in the award-winning American Eras series, including The Revolutionary Era, 1754-1783 (1998) and The Development of a Nation, 1783-1815 (1997). Allison is an elected life member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He is currently working on a biography of the American naval hero Stephen Decatur.

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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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