Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Third EditionRobert J. Allison©2016
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano illustrates life in the eighteenth century Western world using the author's words as well as the latest scholarly research. Focused on the experiences of one invidiual, you'll learn about such polarizing topics as the Atlantic slave trade through the singular experience of one person.
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Table of Contents
Foreword PrefaceMaps and IllustrationsPart OneIntroduction: Equiano’s Worlds Olaudah Equiano and the Eighteenth-Century World Equiano and the Antislavery Movement African Identities in the New WorldEquiano’s Narrative as an Abolitionist Tool The Question of Equiano’s Origins The Literary Context of Equiano’s NarrativeEquiano’s LegacyPart twoThe Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by HimselfDedicationVolume IVolume IIPart ThreeRelated Documents 1. Olaudah Equiano, Letter to James Tobin, January 28, 17882. Olaudah Equiano, Letter to Thomas Hardy, May 28, 17923. Mary Wollstonecraft, Review of Equiano’s Narrative, 17894. The Declaration of Independence, 17765. The Debate over the Slave Trade at the Constitutional Convention, August 22, 1787AppendixesAn Equiano Chronology (1741-1886)Questions for ConsiderationSelected BibliographyIndex