Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Editor.
Four classic slave narratives in one volume, with Gates's expert introduction and editing. The Life of Olaudah Equiano. The History of Mary Prince. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. As a free man in London, Equiano [1745-1797] was a member of the Sons of Africa, an anti-slave group of Africans living in Britain. He was a famous supporter of the abolitionist movement during Austen's youth. The publication of his memoir in 1789 and its subsequent many reprints influenced the abolition movement in Britain. Signet Classics. 2012. Paper. New. $7.00