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The Resource Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man, Vincent Carretta

Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man, Vincent Carretta

Label
Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man
Title
Equiano, the African
Title remainder
biography of a self-made man
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Carretta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biography of Olaudah Equiana (1745-1797), the former slave who, in his day, was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent. His greatest legacy is his 1789 autobiography, "The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African." A key document of the early movement to ban the slave trade, this classic includes the earliest known firsthand description by a slave of the horrific Middle Passage from Africa to the Americas. The author argues that Equiano may have been born in South Carolina and possibly fabricated his African roots and his survival of the Middle Passage not only to sell more copies of his book but also to help advance the movement against the slave trade
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carretta, Vincent
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT869.E6
LC item number
C37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equiano, Olaudah
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
Label
Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man, Vincent Carretta
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on money -- ch. 1. Equiano's Africa -- ch. 2. The Middle Passage -- ch. 3. At sea -- ch. 4. Freedom denied -- ch. 5. Bearing witness -- ch. 6. Freedom of a sort -- ch. 7. Toward the North Pole -- ch. 8. Born again -- ch. 9. Seeking a mission -- ch. 10. The Black poor -- ch. 11. Turning against the slave trade -- ch. 12. Making a life -- ch. 13. The art of the book -- ch. 14. A self-made man
Control code
ocm60323361
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 436 pages
Isbn
9780820325712
Lccn
2005011898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780820325712
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60323361
Label
Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man, Vincent Carretta
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on money -- ch. 1. Equiano's Africa -- ch. 2. The Middle Passage -- ch. 3. At sea -- ch. 4. Freedom denied -- ch. 5. Bearing witness -- ch. 6. Freedom of a sort -- ch. 7. Toward the North Pole -- ch. 8. Born again -- ch. 9. Seeking a mission -- ch. 10. The Black poor -- ch. 11. Turning against the slave trade -- ch. 12. Making a life -- ch. 13. The art of the book -- ch. 14. A self-made man
Control code
ocm60323361
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 436 pages
Isbn
9780820325712
Lccn
2005011898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780820325712
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60323361

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