African's Life, 1745-1797: The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano by James WalvinAfrican's Life, 1745-1797: The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano by James Walvin

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

byJames Walvin

Paperback | June 1, 2000

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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.
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...
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Title:African's Life, 1745-1797: The Life and Times of Olaudah EquianoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.14 × 5.96 × 0.66 inPublished:June 1, 2000Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:082644704X

ISBN - 13:9780826447043

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"Walvin writes in a wonderfully easy style. The book grabs your attention, not only because of the intrinsic interest of Equiano's life, but because of all that Walvin tells us of the context." - Marika Sherwood, Black and Asian Studies Association