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OUSD Teaching American History Grant II
February 22,. 2005

  “Was Equiano an African When He Died?”     
Clarence Walker, Department of History
University of California, Davis

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Websites about Olaudah Equiano
  • Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African
    http://www.brycchancarey.com/equiano/

  • The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano
    http://www.princeton.edu/~howarth/304.Projects/Erera/Pages/Main.htm

  • Africans in America > Olaudah Equiano
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p276.html

  • Olaudah Equiano > Biography & Excerpts from his autobiography
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Sequiano.htm

  • A Slave on Three Continents Explore the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano through his own words in this website published by the Discovery Channel.
    http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/slavery/equiano.html

  • Gustavus Vassa, the African.Plaque commemorating the daughter of Olaudah Equiano from St Andrew's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge in the UK.
    http://www.ely.anglican.org/parishes/chesandr/vassa.htm

  • The grave of Olaudah Equiano's daughter from Cambridge UK
    http://c9s.e2bn.net/e2bn/leas/c99/schools/c9s/web/
    public/NGfL%20Team/remembering/documents/Cambridge3.htm

  • A copy of Equiano's marriage certificate. On the 7th of April 1792, Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) married Susannah Cullen at St Andrew's Church, Soham.
    http://emeagwali.com/igbo/
  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African - full text
    http://history.hanover.edu/texts/equiano/equiano_contents.html

  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself. Vol. I. - full text of his autobiography published in 1780
    http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/equiano1/menu.html

  • African American Voices > Olaudah Equiano Excerpt from his book.
    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/black_voices/voices_display.cfm?id=33

  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African (1789) excerpt from his autobiography
    http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~wldciv/world_civ_reader/
    world_civ_reader_2/equiano.html

  • Equiano's autobiography> Chapter 2
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1h320t.html
  • Lesson Plan: The Kidnapped Prince - The Life of Olaudah
    http://imet.csus.edu/imet1/desler/passages/odyssey/odyssey.htm

  • A Son of Africa. Dir. Alrick Riley. Videocassette. Aimimage Productions. 1996. based upon Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narration of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African. London, 1789.: Resources for Teachers HS and DVD, 28 minutes, 1996 This short film recounts the life of Olaudah Equiano through his autobiography
    http://www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0086


  • African Immigration to Colonial America by Ira Berlin
    http://www.historynow.org/03_2005/historian3.html
  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano : or, Gustavus Vassa, the African ((Penguin Classics) by Olaudah Equiano. link to Amazon

  • Readings in African-American History by Thomas R. Frazier link to Amazon

  • Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa by Mungo Park, link to Amazon

  • Black London: Life Before Emancipation by Gretchen Gerzina link to Amazon

  • The Two Princes of Calabar : An Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey by Randy J. Sparks link to Amazon

  • Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves by Ira Berlin
    link to Amazon