The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Written By Himself

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The Life of Olaudah Equiano: Or Gustavus Vassa, the African Dover Thrift Editions

Dover Publications - In stark and poignant detail he gives a compelling account of his kidnapping and his ordeal aboard the slave ship, as well as many other of his vicissitudes and adventures until he finally settles in England, his service in the French and Indian wars, where he becomes a key figure in the British abolitionist movement.

Skillfully written with a wealth of grossing detail, this volume powerfully illustrates the nature of the black experience in slavery, making it essential reading for students of African-American history and anyone interested in the struggle for equal rights and human dignity. Slave narratives are powerful indictments of the horrors of slavery and oppression, invaluable not only for the stories they tell but also for the consistently high quality of their literary style.

The Life of Olaudah Equiano: Or Gustavus Vassa, the African Dover Thrift Editions - This book by Olaudah Equiano is one such story. A compelling account that has gripped and fascinated readers since its original London publication in 1789, the narrative describes Equiano's formidable journey from captivity to freedom and literacy. Charting a passage that takes him from life as an igbo prince in what is now eastern Nigeria to the New World, rituals, industry, agriculture, superstitions, commerce, Equiano begins with a description of his native land that includes particulars of the dress, and religious ceremonies of his country.





Among the Ibos of Nigeria: An Account of the Curious & Interesting Habits, Customs, & Beliefs of a Little Known African People by One who Has for Many Years Lived Amongst Them 1921

- Belief in the survival of the soul prevails, and adequate burial of the dead is a matter of great concern. Basden's book is one of this latter class. The environment varies considerably, from the low-lying swamps of the Delta to the higher land around Onitsha. The book is a timely one, since the indigenous customs are very rapidly undergoing changes, though in 1900, when Mr.

Lat. Theft to obtain the necessary funds, murder, and head-taking as a sign of prowess are very usually the outcome of this craving for higher titles. He lived seventeen years among the ibos, africa, who live in Southern Nigeria, their territory beginning at the middle of the southern coast of the great bulge of the continent north of the equator.

Among the Ibos of Nigeria: An Account of the Curious & Interesting Habits, Customs, & Beliefs of a Little Known African People by One who Has for Many Years Lived Amongst Them 1921 - . He writes: "the longer one lives amongst West African natives, the more one is convinced that it is a practical impossibility for the European to comprehend fully the subtleties of the native character. The first wife takes precedence of all the others, and is regarded as the legal wife, anasi, who is priestess of the household gods.

Basden arrived there, primitive conditions still largely persisted. Reincarnation is believed in. The time has passed when people say that no one reads a book by a missionary. The ibos are not homogeneous, important variations occurring in the extensive area occupied.





Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Civil War Classics: A Memoir of a Former Slave

Diversion Books - Jacobs led an extraordinary life, punctuated by the limitless hardship of slavery, made indelible by the sheer power of her words. In this narrative she writes candidly of the treatment she witness and endured as a slave, as well as her dramatic escape to freedom. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the civil War, who fought, Diversion Books is publishing seminal works of the era: stories told by the men and women who led, and who lived in an America that had come apart at the seams.

Among the first of slave narratives to be published, Harriet A.





The Jews of Africa 1920

- In the meantime, they managed to provide for their poor, despite all their troubles, although heavily taxed by every official who could legally or illegally oppress them financially. Sidney mendelssohn 18??-1917 had been a diamond merchant in South Africa. Few of them—at all events of late years—have heard of Sabbathai Zevi, of David Ahoy, or of the other great Jews who did their best in the early centuries and in far distant climes to help their brethren.

. The ghettoes, ancient and modern, of Dhu Nuwas of the Yemen, know little of the Gideons of Semen, or of Bar Cochba of Palestine. Mendelssohn compiled the information contained in his 1920 book “The Jews of Africa. ”. Even at their funerals, the Jews were attacked by boys who were not hindered from throwing stones and using every kind of maledictory expression.

The Jews of Africa 1920 - A word search can be done with the Kindle version which is free with purchase of paperback, making an index unnecessary. Much of the information contained in this volume is probably unknown to the average educated Jew, to say nothing of the average Gentile. The amazing and obscure history of african Jews is revealed in this absorbing 1920 book compiled by wealthy African diamond merchant Sidney Mendelssohn, who collected African literature.

Since the final destruction of the jewish kingdom by the Romans, many histories of Jews which have appeared since the time of Josephus have almost invariably represented them as one people as well as of one race and one religion.





Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Digireads.com Publishing - One of the first of the slave narratives, Jacobs’s work was a passionate appeal to white women living in the Northern United States to enlighten themselves as to the evils of slavery. Jacobs describes her life from a young age living as a slave in North Carolina. Portions of harriet jacobs’s “incidents in the life of a slave girl” first appeared serially in 1861 in the New York Tribune; however publication ceased before the completion of the narrative due to its being deemed as too shocking for the average newspaper reader of the day.

While the work was almost immediately overshadowed by the start of the American Civil War it has since found its place as one of the most important of all the slave narratives distinguishing itself as one of the first from the female perspective. Her formative years are relatively idyllic and it is not until her mother dies and her mistress bequeaths her to a relative that she begins to discover the true horror of her position.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - What follows is a harrowing narrative of sexual abuse and fight for survival. Harriet jacobs wrote under the pseudonym of Linda Brent because, as an escaped slave, having her identity revealed would have jeopardized her freedom under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 .





The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African: With linked Table of Contents African American Heritage Book

Wilder Publications - I hope the reader will not think I have trespassed on his patience in introducing myself to him with some account of the manners and customs of my country. He wrote an autobiography that depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to abolish the slave trade through the Slave Trade Act of 1807.

Olaudah equiano was one of the most prominent people of African heritage involved in the British debate for the abolition of the slave trade. They had been implanted in me with great care, i still look back with pleasure on the first scenes of my life, which time could not erase, and made an impression on my mind, or a lesson of reason, whether the love of one's country be real or imaginary, and which all the adversity and variety of fortune I have since experienced served only to rivet and record; for, or an instinct of nature, though that pleasure has been for the most part mingled with sorrow.

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African: With linked Table of Contents African American Heritage Book - Olaudah Equiano. This is his story.





The Religious Instruction of the Negroes in the United States 1842 Linked Table of Contents

- Jones, the author of this volume, had for years manifested a deep interest in the religious improvement of his colored fellow-men. In 1972, a work of more than 1, 800 pages, literary critic robert Manson Myers published a huge collection of Jones family letters in The Children of Pride, the book won a National Book Award 1973.

His catechism of scripture Doctrine and Practice 1837 was translated into Armenian and Chinese. Jones weighs well all objections to the course proposed and meets them on Scriptural grounds: so that it must be difficult for a minister of the gospel or a private Christian to read and not be reproved. 1804 –1863 was a presbyterian clergyman, and planter of Liberty County, missionary, educator, Georgia.

The Religious Instruction of the Negroes in the United States 1842 Linked Table of Contents - While in the north, jones agonized over the morality of owning slaves, but he returned to Liberty County to become a planter and a missionary to slaves. Mr. Under the head of the obligations of the church to the negroes, first to the church in slaveholding states on their duties to the slaves, the author speaks out plainly and forcibly, then to Christians in the free states on their duty to afford the gospel to free negroes within their limits.

Jones made, to the consciences of christians in the South, adapted to prepare the way, as rapidly as any other preparatory measures, for the ultimate breaking of all the fetters of bondage and letting the oppressed and captive go free. He was a minister of the gospel, resident in Georgia, and connected ecclesiastically with the Presbyterian denomination.

This book contains an historical sketch of the religious instruction of the negroes from 1620 to 1842—treats of the moral and religious condition of the negroes; of the obligations of the church to improve that condition by giving them the gospel—and proposes plans for securing their religious instruction.





History of the Black Man: an authentic collection of historical information on the early civilization of the descendents of Ham the son of Noah 1921

- Even Mr. The average historian has not considered the ancient history of the black man of sufficient importance to claim his attention. The masses of the american negro have been deprived of the opportunity of obtaining an adequate knowledge of the past history of the black man. Much space will be given to the history of the American negro, 1619 to the present date.

Other books by this author include: A compendium of historical facts of the early African Baptist churches. Myers would have the students of his general history believe that the black man has always been a hewer of wood and a drawer of water. A brief reference will be made to the origin of the race, the rise of the Ethiopian and Egypt, and the early influence of African civilization upon the ancient history of the world.

A lack of historical knowledge of ourselves has been the means of lessening of our race pride. A better knowledge of the contribution of the black man to civilization will cause us to have a better opinion of ourselves. It will also be shown that spain was ruled by a black dynasty of Africa for more than half a century, 1086-1147.

History of the Black Man: an authentic collection of historical information on the early civilization of the descendents of Ham the son of Noah 1921 - Was an african-american preacher and head of the Baptist Aged Ministers' Home and Theological Seminary, in Bellefontaine, Ohio. In 1921 after considerable expense and with much labor and research he published the book “The History of the Black Man” which covers an authentic collection of historical information on the early civilization of the descendents of Ham, the son of Noah: history of the Black kingdoms of Ghana, Songhay and Hansas, Melle, and the early American Negro.

In introducing his book jackson notes that “it is very essential that every race should possess a correct knowledge of its own past history.





Unmistakably Black: Sculpture and Paintings From The World's First Civilisation Egypt Only

Pomegranate Publishing - Sculpture and paintings of the ancient Egyptians that are rarely seen in textbooks. From the world's first civilisation and they are unmistakably Black! They are shown with a no-nonsense commentary from anthro-photo-journalist Anu M'Bantu.





The Jew a Negro: Being a Study of the Jewish Ancestry from an Impartial Standpoint 1910

- In the mid-1980s, the number of black hebrews in the United States was between 25, 000 and 40, 000.6 in the 1990s, the alliance of black jews which is no longer operating estimated that there were 200, 000 African-American Jews; this estimate was based on a 1990 survey conducted by the Council of Jewish Federations.

They are not recognized as Jews by the greater Jewish community. Abernethy, A. M. Ph. D. Arthur T. Many choose to identify themselves as Hebrew Israelites or Black Hebrews rather than Jews in order to indicate their claimed historic connections. Black hebrews adhere in varying degrees to the religious beliefs and practices of both Christianity and Judaism.

Abernethy. The 1999 book “strangers & neighbors: relations between blacks & Jews in the United States” cites to Abernethy’s book, in stating: "One southern writer insisted Jews were of Negro descent. In 1997, american jewish history, volume 85 notes that “The Jew a Negro, Being A Study of the Jewish Ancestry from an Impartial Standpoint by the Rev.

The Jew a Negro: Being a Study of the Jewish Ancestry from an Impartial Standpoint 1910 - Books linking the ancestry of jews and blacks have become popular such as "From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews. Many black hebrew groups were founded in the united States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from Kansas to New York City, by both African Americans and West Indian immigrants.

Abernethy — a preacher, as well as his ancestors in other times, and rustic journalist — sought to demonstrate through ‘ethnology’ and ‘Scriptural proofs’ how ‘the Jew of to-day, professor, is the kinsman and descendant of the Negro.