The World of Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), 1745-1797 Hide Show Detail

by Ruth Mostern, created 29 Jun 2022

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.
Essay: The_Life_of_Olaudah_Equiano

Keywords slavery, Atlantic world
Links: Equiano's World; The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African;
Creator(s) Ruth Mostern

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