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By James Walvin

ISBN-10: 0304702145

ISBN-13: 9780304702145

The autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a popular African in overdue 18th-century Britain, is quoted, anthologized and interpreted in dozens of books and articles. greater than any unmarried modern, Equiano speaks for the destiny of hundreds of thousands of Africans within the period of the transatlantic slave alternate. This learn makes an attempt to create a rounded portrait of the fellow in the back of the literary snapshot, and to review Equiano within the context of Atlantic slavery.

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21 After much confusion, the French line broke, the British taking a number of prizes and the rest of the French fleet fleeing as best they could. The French flagship, the Ocean, blew up ('the midnight seemed turned into day by the blaze, which was attended with a noise louder and more terrible than thunder'). Equiano's own vessel, the Namur, was so badly damaged that the Admiral had to transfer to another ship. In addition to the dead and wounded crew, the ship 'was almost torn to pieces', and carpenters from other ships were drafted in to make her seaworthy, able to sail with the prizes to England.

Morgan, 'British encounters with Africans and African-Americans', in Bernard Bailyn and Philip D. Morgan (eds), Strangers within the Realm. Cultural Margins of the First British Empire (Chapel Hill, 1991), p. 160. 22 Interesting Narrative, pp. 57-9. , p. 60. 24 Hilary Beckles, Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Women in Barbados (London, 1989), p. 39. 25 Quoted in David Watts, The West Indies (Cambridge, 1987), p. 284. 26 James Walvin, Fruits of Empire: Exotic Produce and Western Taste, 1600-1800 (London, 1997).

D. Morgan, 'British encounters with Africans and African-Americans', in Bernard Bailyn and Philip D. Morgan (eds), Strangers within the Realm. Cultural Margins of the First British Empire (Chapel Hill, 1991), p. 160. 22 Interesting Narrative, pp. 57-9. , p. 60. 24 Hilary Beckles, Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Women in Barbados (London, 1989), p. 39. 25 Quoted in David Watts, The West Indies (Cambridge, 1987), p. 284. 26 James Walvin, Fruits of Empire: Exotic Produce and Western Taste, 1600-1800 (London, 1997).

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