The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Or Gustavus Vassa, the African (Cambridge Library Collection - Slavery and Abolition) (Volume 1)

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Nigerian born Olaudah Equiano c 1745 97 also known as Gustavus Vassa was sold into slavery as a child and endured the horrors of the transatlantic slave ships He later worked on board Royal Navy vessels receiving an education and converting to Christianity Buying his freedom in 1766 he embarked on several voyages before settling in London where he became involved in the causes of anti slavery and the welfare of former slaves Published in 1789 this successful two volume autobiography boosted the abolitionist cause providing a first hand account of the experience of Africans on both sides of the Atlantic It remains a classic work of black writing Volume 1 covers Equiano s kidnapping and the Atlantic crossing his adventures in the Royal Navy and experiences in merchant trading in the Americas Volume 2 recounts how Equiano achieved his freedom his religious conversion his experience of shipwreck in the West Indies and his life in England Nigerian born Olaudah Equiano c 174597 also known as Gustavus Vassa was sold into slavery as a child and endured the horrors of the transatlantic slave ships He later worked on board Royal Navy vessels receiving an education and converting to Christianity Buying his freedom in 1766 he embarked on several voyages before settling in London where he became involved in the causes of anti slavery and the welfare of former slaves Published in 1789 this successful two volume autobiography boosted the abolitionist cause providing a first hand account of the experience of Africans on both sides of the Atlantic An important document in the history of slavery and immigration it remains a classic work of black writing Volume 1 begins with Equiano s background and kidnapping and the Atlantic crossing He recounts his adventures in the Royal Navy during the Seven Years War and subsequent experiences of merchant trading in the Americas Nigerian born Olaudah Equiano c 174597 also known as Gustavus Vassa wa

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Olaudah Equiano (c.1745-97) was born in Nigeria and sold into slavery as a child. His successful 1789 autobiography boosted the abolitionist cause and remains a classic account of the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade. It is also a significant work of British black history and literature.

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Born in Nigeria in 1745, Olaudah Equiano was a well-known African abolitionist. Equiano was shipped to the West Indies as a child-slave, and then to England where he was purchased by Lieutenant Michael Pascal and trained as a seaman before serving in The Seven Years War. At the conclusion of hostilities, Pascal did not free Equiano as promised, but instead sold him to Captain James Doran who then sold Equiano to James King, a merchant from Philadelphia. In 1765, King let Equiano purchase his freedom for forty pounds, and helped him earn money in his stead as a merchant. Now a free man, Equiano returned to London where he made significant contributions to the abolitionist movement, and published his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, which influenced the Slave Trade Act of 1807. Equiano is believed to have died in 1797 at the age of 52.

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