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Series: New Americanists
Published: 07 May 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382027-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8202-7
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-038
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
Series: The C. Eric Lincoln Series on the Black Experience
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396031-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9603-1
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By Lisa Lowe
Published: 20 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7564-7
... slavery autobiography individualism Olaudah Equiano transatlantic ...
Book Chapter

By Matthew Omelsky
Published: 03 November 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2750-8
... Frantz Fanon Olaudah Equiano fugitivity black beyond black studies ...
Book Chapter

By Surya Parekh
Published: 08 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2722-5
... Olaudah Equiano Immanuel Kant Peter Kolb Black Poor scientific theory of race ...
Book Chapter

By David Kazanjian
Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7410-7
... freedom race African Colonization Society Olaudah Equiano Phillis Wheatley Edward Wilmont Blyden ...
Published: 03 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027508-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2750-8
... scope and its relation to recent black studies thought and discourse. The introduction then discusses the question of antecedents, the representations and modes of thought that precede and make possible this book’s focus. Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789...
Published: 20 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375647-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7564-7
... This chapter discusses the autobiographical genre as an illustration of the aesthetic narration of liberal emancipation, focusing on The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789), the first autobiography in English by an enslaved African, in which the self-authoring...
Published: 08 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027225-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2722-5
... This chapter locates a historical happenstance: Olaudah Equiano's name and Immanuel Kant's comment appearing publicly in the same passage from James Tobin's proslavery tract in January and February 1788. This chapter places Kant's “scientific” theory of race and Equiano's abolitionism over...
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374107-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7410-7
... This chapter traces a genealogy of the two predominant interpretations of African colonization—the anti-imperialist interpretation and the return-to-Africa interpretation—to the late eighteenth-century writings of Phillis Wheatley and Olaudah Equiano. It argues that African colonization...
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374107-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7410-7
... and Olaudah Equiano. It argues that African colonization was, at its black diasporan foundations, a site of more equivocal thought about how to live a free life in the Atlantic world than either interpretation grants. It then turns to the epistolary archive of common black settlers in order to show how...