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Title
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano: or, Gustavus Vassa, the African
Names
Equiano, Olaudah, b. 1745 (Author)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1793
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for, and sold by the author ; & G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row ; and by Charles Stalker, Stationers-Court, Ludgate-Street, London
Edition: 6th
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare C 16-60 (Lapidus Collection)
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
Abolitionists
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Abolition movement
Antislavery movements
Blacks -- Great Britain
Slaves -- Great Britain -- 18th century
Slaves -- United States -- 18th century
Slave trade -- History -- Africa, West
Slave trade -- History -- Great Britain
Slavery -- History -- Great Britain
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain
Antislavery movements -- United States
Abolitionists -- History -- Great Britain
Abolitionists -- History -- United States
Africa -- Description and travel
Genres
Personal narratives
Biography
Early works to 1800
Notes
Content: Frontispiece: engraved portrait of Equiano, signed: "W. Dinton pinxt. D. Orme sculpt". Engraved illustration opposite page 205, titled "Bahama Banks, 1767", signed "Barnes & Co Sc".
Physical Description
Extent: Bound. 11x18 cm.
Description
"After having been first taken from West Africa to Barbados, and then to Virginia, the author arrived in England aged 12 in 1757. This was the beginning of a life spent mainly at sea or in the West Indies until he was granted his freedom. This was a pivotal text for the anti-slavery movement, and in this edition the author claims in his foreword that his reputation had been smeared by the pro-slavery lobby." -- from book dealer's description.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 10633024
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20949463
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4ab3f000-fe6d-0133-33b0-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1793: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1793. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0bbd94a0-0a61-0134-1fcf-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0bbd94a0-0a61-0134-1fcf-00505686a51c

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1793). The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0bbd94a0-0a61-0134-1fcf-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano