The Life and Letters of Philip Quaque, the First African Anglican Missionary by University of Georgia Press (Hardback, 2010)
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- DescriptionThis is an important African voice in the transatlantic networks of the eighteenth-century world. This is the first edition of the correspondence of Philip Quaque, a prolific writer of African descent whose letters provide a unique perspective on the effects of the slave trade and its abolition in Africa. Born around 1740 at Cape Coast, in what is w Ghana, Quaque was brought to England by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. In 1765 he became the first African ordained as an Anglican priest. He returned to Africa and served for fifty years as the society's missionary and also as chaplain to the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa (CMTA) at Cape Coast Castle, the principal slave-trading site of the CMTA. Quaque sent more than fifty letters to London and North America reporting on his successes and failures, his relationships with European and African authorities, and his observations on the effects of the American and French revolutions on Africa. The regular references to his African mission in popular magazines made Quaque well kwn in the English-speaking world. Initially writing when the transatlantic slave trade went largely unquestioned, Quaque in his later letters traces the period of abolitionist fervor leading up to the ban in 1808. Although his employers supported and facilitated slavery, Quaque's letters reveal his evolving opposition to both slavery and the slave trade, particularly in his correspondence with early abolitionists. Quaque's life offers a fascinating perspective on transatlantic identity, missionary activity, precolonial European involvement in Africa, the early abolition movement, and Cape Coast society.
- Author BiographyVincent Carretta is a professor of English at the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of more than ten books, including scholarly editions of the writings of Olaudah Equiano, Phillis Wheatley, Ignatius Sancho, and Ottobah Cugoano. His most recent book is Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man, which won the Annibel Jenkins Prize. Ty M. Reese is an associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota. He has published articles on Philip Quaque, Cape Coast and the British castle there, and the CMTA.
- PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
- Date of Publication15/06/2010
- SubjectBiography: Religious & Spiritual
- Place of PublicationGeorgia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Georgia Press
- Content Note3 photos, 1 map
- Weight499 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byTy M. Reese,Vincent Carretta
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