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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Written by Himself

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780312442033

ISBN10:
0312442033
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/7/2006
Publisher(s):
Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword v
Preface vii
LIST OF MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS xi
PART ONE Introduction: Equiano's Worlds 7(30)
Olaudah Equiano and the Eighteenth-Century World
8(4)
Equiano and the Antislavery Movement
12(7)
African Identities in the New World
19(2)
Equiano's Narrative as an Abolitionist Tool
21(3)
The Question of Equiano's Origins
24(3)
The Literary Context of Equiano's Narrative
27(4)
Equiano's Legacy
31(6)
PART TWO The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself 37(178)
Dedication
41(1)
Volume I
42(88)
Volume II
130(85)
PART THREE Related Documents 215(11)
Olaudah Equiano, Letter to James Tobin, January 28, 1788
215(4)
Olaudah Equiano, Letter to the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, February 7, 1789
219(1)
Olaudah Equiano, Letter to Thomas Hardy, May 28, 1792
220(2)
William Blake, Illustrations for Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition...by John G. Stedman, 1796
222(4)
APPENDIXES
An Equiano Chronology
226(6)
Questions for Consideration
232(2)
Selected Bibliography
234(3)
Index 237


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