African's Life, 1745-1797: The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano

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Bloomsbury, Jun 1, 2000 - History - 340 pages
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The autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a prominent African in late 18th-century Britain, is quoted, anthologized and interpreted in dozens of books and articles. More than any single contemporary, Equiano speaks for the fate of millions of Africans in the era of the transatlantic slave trade. This study attempts to create a rounded portrait of the man behind the literary image, and to study Equiano in the context of Atlantic slavery.

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JSTOR: An African's Life: The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano ...
An African's Life: The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano, 1745-1797. London: Cassell, 1998. 205 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Index. $27.95. Cloth. ...
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John Bugg - Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man ...
Copyright © 2006 by The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. All rights reserved. Eighteenth-Century Studies 39.4 (2006) 571-573 ...
muse.jhu.edu/ journals/ eighteenth-century_studies/ v039/ 39.4bugg.html

Equiano Bibliography (Carey)
James Walvin, An African's Life: The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano, 1745-1797 (Washington: Cassell, 1998). This biography retells Equiano's story. ...
andromeda.rutgers.edu/ ~jlynch/ C18/ biblio/ equiano.html

Reviewed by James Sidbury | Book Review | The William and Mary ...
... James Walvin, An African's Life: The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano, 1745–1797 (New York, 1998); Julie Winch, A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James ...
www.historycooperative.org/ journals/ wm/ 61.2/ br_11.html

The National Archives | Exhibitions & Learning online | Black ...
... London, New York and Ibadan, 1977. Walvin, J., An African's Life: The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano 1745-1797, London and New York, 1998 ...
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ pathways/ blackhistory/ culture/ literature.htm

Independent, The (London): Historical Notes: The autobiography of ...
James Walvin is the author of `An African's Life: the life and times of Olaudah Equiano 1745-1797' (Cassell, pounds 25). Copyright 1999 Newspaper Publishing ...
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Vincent Carretta. Equiano the African: Biography of a Self-Made ...
Vincent Carretta. Equiano the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005. xxviii + 436 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes ...
www.h-net.org/ reviews/ showpdf.cgi?path=53611200252153

Autobiography and Memory:
Autobiography and Memory:. Gustavus Vassa, alias Olaudah Equiano, the African. Paul E. Lovejoy. Ex hoc uno disce omens – this one fact tells all ...
www.yorku.ca/ nhp/ seminars/ 2005_06/ Vassa_and_Abolition_-_Slavery_and_Abolition.pdf

About the author (2000)

James Walvin taught for many years at the University of York where he is now Professor of History Emeritus. He also held visiting positions in the Caribbean, the U.S.A. and Australia. He won the prestigious Martin Luther King Memorial Prize for his book Black and White, and has published widely on the history of slavery and the slave trade, including more recently Black Ivory and A History of British Slavery. His book The People's Game was a pioneering study of the history of football and remains in print thirty years after its first publication. His latest book, The Trader, The Owner, The Slave: Parallel Lives in the Age of Slavery, will be published by Random House UK in March 2008.

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