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The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307432327
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Edited and with Notes by Shelly Eversley Introduction by Robert Reid-Pharr In this truly astonishing eighteenth-century memoir, Olaudah Equiano recounts his remarkable life story, which begins when he is kidnapped in Africa as a boy and sold into slavery and culminates when he has achieved renown as a British antislavery advocate. The narrative “is a strikingly beautiful monument to the startling combination of skill, cunning, and plain good luck that allowed him to win his freedom, write his story, and gain international prominence,” writes Robert Reid-Pharr in his Introduction. “He alerts us to the very concerns that trouble modern intellectuals, black, white, and otherwise, on both sides of the Atlantic.” The text of this Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the definitive ninth edition of 1794, reflecting the author’s final changes to his masterwork. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The African

Author: Olaudah Equiano
Publisher: X-Pr
ISBN: 9781874509622
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The first book ever to be published by a black man in Britain, this story of Equiano's life from freedom in Africa through slavery and back to freedom was a best-seller when first issued in 1789.

The Kidnapped Prince

Author: Ann Cameron
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0307770222
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Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original. It's a gripping story of adventure, betrayal, cruelty, and courage. In searing scenes, Equiano describes the savagery of his capture, the appalling conditions on the slave ship, the auction, and the forced labor. . . . Kids will read this young man's story on their own; it will also enrich curriculum units on history and on writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sold As A Slave

Author: Olaudah Equiano
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141963158
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In an adventurous and extraordinary life, Equiano (c.1745-c.1797) criss-crossed the Atlantic world, from West Africa to the Caribbean to the USA to Britain, either as a slave or fighting with the Royal Navy. His account of his life is not only one of the great documents of the abolition movement, but also a startling, moving story of danger and betrayal. Great Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries – but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things: Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science. Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.

Fantastic Lives Against All Odds

Author: Ben Nussbaum
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 142585012X
Size: 26.95 MB
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Difficult times happen to everyone. But facing adversity doesn't have to stand in the way of being successful or happy. Adversity can make people tougher, wiser, and more compassionate. Bethany Hamilton, Oprah Winfrey, Ringo Starr, and Matt Moniz are examples of people who overcame incredible odds and achieved success. Learn about their inspirational stories with this informational text that is packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and high-interest content. Featuring TIME© content and images, this full-color nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

Bodies In Dissent

Author: Daphne Brooks
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822337225
Size: 62.68 MB
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Performance and identity in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Arican-American creative work.