BOOK: Carretta on Phillis Wheatley

Vincent Carretta. Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. via University of Georgia Press: "With Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), Phillis Wheatley (1753?–1784) became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman—of any race or background— to … Continue reading BOOK: Carretta on Phillis Wheatley

Debating Olaudah Equiano

Vincent Carretta and Paul Lovejoy debate Olaudah Equiano's origins in the December 2006 and April 2007 issues of Slavery & Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post Slave Studies. The debate surrounds Vincent Carretta's argument that there is convincing evidence that Equiano was not an African, as he claimed, but was born as a slave … Continue reading Debating Olaudah Equiano