The World of Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), 1745-1797 a place collection by Ruth Mostern

Olaudah Equiano, also known as Gustavus Vassa, was born in the Kingdom of Benin, enslaved as a child, and spent his adult life as a sailor, writer, and abolitionist. His autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, published in 1789, is an important source for understanding enslaved and free lives in the eighteenth century.

Keywordsslavery, Atlantic world
Essay The_Life_of_Olaudah_Equiano
Created29 Jun 2022
Links: Equiano's World ( a website); The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African ( a website);
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