Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua

Samuel Downing MOORE (1812 - 1897)

Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua was a former slave, native of West Africa. He was sold as a slave in 1845 and worked in Brazil as a captive; however, when the ship where he was enslaved crew was at the harbor in New York in 1847, he fled. He studied at the New York Central College in McGrawville for almost three years. In 1854, he moved to Canada; he narrated his autobiography to the abolitionist Samuel Downing Moore in Detroit, who published it. His narrative is the only known document about the slave trade written by a former Brazilian slave. - Summary by Leni

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

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Play 00 Preface and Compiler's Notes Leni
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Play 01 Chapter 1 Leni
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Play 02 Chapter 2 Leni
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Play 03 Chapter 3 Leni
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Play 06 Chapter 6 Leni
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Play 07 Chapter 7 part 1 Leni
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Play 08 Chapter 7 part 2 Leni
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