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An African's Life

Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano, 1745-97

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An African's Life by James Walvin
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum Publishing Corporation
Pages
222
Dimensions
156x234x11
ISBN-13
9780826447043
Product ID
6032184

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