Join us for a discussion of one of the most well-known narratives of slavery used by the British Abolitionist cause in the 18th century. We examine what it reveals about identity and race in the time period but also tackle the issue of reliability and accuracy in memoirs.
Podcasters: Elizabeth and Nathan
Olaudah Equiano. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano. (download from Project Gutenberg) (online at Hanover College)
Vincent Carrettas. Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man. University of Georgia Press, 2005.
John Bugg. "The Other Interesting Narrative: Olaudah Equiano's Public Book Tour." Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA) 121, no. 5 (Oct. 2006): 1424-1442.
Eric Williams. Capitalism and Slavery. University of Chapel Hill, 1944.