The Fortunate Slave, An Illustration of African Slavery in the Early Eighteenth Century.


An investigation of slavery in the 18th century examined through the life of Job ben Solomon [Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (1701–1773)], a literate Muslim slave-owner who was himself for a time sold into slavery on a tobacco plantation in Maryland. Solomon was rescued and brought to London where he was purchased by James Oglethorpe, the Director of the Royal African Company. Solomon later returned to Gambia. Includes a short account of the people of Gambia and the operations of the Royal African Company and the slave trade.


Description: The Fortunate Slave, An Illustration of African Slavery in the Early Eighteenth Century.

London, New York, and Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1968. First Edition. Port. frontis, xii, [4], 231 pages + [2] leaves of plates and a fold out plate with two maps. Sm. 8vo. Publisher’s gray cloth. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket.

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Price: $35.00

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