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Cugoano, Ottobah [John Stuart] (b. 1757?), slavery abolitionist and writer

Vincent Carretta

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/59531

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Cugoano, Ottobah [John Stuart] (b. 1757?), slavery abolitionist and writer, was born on the coast of present-day Ghana, in the Fante village of Agimaque (present-day Ajumako). His parents are unknown. In 1770 he was kidnapped by fellow Africans, sold into slavery to Europeans, and transported to ...

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Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery

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