A Son of Africa

The Interesting Narration of the Life of Olaudah Equiano created a sensation when it was published in 1789. Written by ex-slave Equiano, the autobiography vividly described the horrors of being kidnapped from Africa, the Middle Passage, and life in captivity, and fueled the growing abolitionist move...

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Corporate Author: California Newsreel (Firm), Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1996.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 18, 2013.
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Summary: The Interesting Narration of the Life of Olaudah Equiano created a sensation when it was published in 1789. Written by ex-slave Equiano, the autobiography vividly described the horrors of being kidnapped from Africa, the Middle Passage, and life in captivity, and fueled the growing abolitionist movement. This program employs dramatic reconstructions of this slave narrative, archival material, and interviews with scholars such as Stuart Hall and Ian Duffield to explain the social and economic context of the 18th-century slave trade.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 18, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 10 & up.
Production Credits: Commentary by Stuart Hall and Ian Duffield.
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