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Brown, William Wells

R. J. M. Blackett.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education. 1424 words.

Brown, William Wells (1814?–06 November 1884), author and reformer, was born near Lexington, Kentucky, the son of George Higgins, a relative of his master, and Elizabeth, a slave. Dr. John...

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Equiano, Olaudah

E. Thomson Shields.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; World History; Travel and Holiday; Biographical Studies. 1154 words.

Equiano, Olaudah (1745–31 March 1797), sailor, abolitionist, and writer, also known as Gustavus Vassa, was born in eastern Nigeria, the son of an Ibo village chief. When he was eleven,...

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