The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African

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Written by
Equiano, Olaudah, 1745 - 1797
Published by
Knapp, Isaac, American, 1808 - 1858
Owned by
West, Mary J., American
Medium
ink on paper, leather
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 × 4 1/2 × 1 1/8 in. (17.8 × 11.5 × 2.8 cm)
H x W x D (open at 90 degrees): 7 × 4 1/2 × 5 in. (17.8 × 11.4 × 12.7 cm)
Type
books
narratives
Place printed
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
West Africa, Africa
England, Europe
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
West Indies, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date
1789; republished 1837
Description
A hardcover book titled The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African written by Eqiano Olaudah. The book has a brown leather cover with gold colored lettering. A paper dust jacket with "Gustavus Vassa" on the front surrounds the leather cover. There are inscriptions on the front pastedown endpaper and the front endpaper. The book has 294 pages.
Topic
African American
Africa
Emancipation
Literature
Men
Middle Passage
Religious groups
Slavery
Spirituality
Trans Atlantic slave trade
United States--History--1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of William E. West, Sr. and Family
Object number
2014.44
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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