The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua
Law (U. of Stirling, Scotland) and Lovejoy (York U.) offer a new, annotated edition of the 66-page pamphlet published by George E. Pomeroy and Company, Detroit, in 1854. It differs from other ex-slave narratives of the period because Baquaqua was residing in Canada when it appeared, because he had been a slave in Brazil rather than the US, and because he was not born into slavery but was captured in Africa. Indeed, well over half of the work describes his life in what is now Benin. The commentary expands the book by several hundred pages. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
his passage from slavery to freedom in Africa and America
Affidavits, District Court, New York, 1847
Captain Clemente Jose da Costa of the Lembranca, before Judge Charles P. Daly, July 1847
Captain Clemente Jose da Costa, before Judge Henry P. Edwards, 20 July 1847
Jose da Costa [Baquaqua] and Jose da Rocha, through interpreter, William Ringold, July 1847
Letters of the Rev. and Mrs. Judd (1847-48)
N.A.L. Judd to C.P. Grosvenor, 8 October 1847
W.L. Judd to Grosvenor, 28 October 1847
N.A.L. Judd to Grosvenor, 24 March 1848
W.L. Judd to Grosvenor, 21 July 1848
N.A.L. Judd to Grosvenor, 21 July 1848
N.A.L. Judd to Grosvenor, 13 November 1848
Letters from Baquaqua (1848-54)
Baquaqua to Hepburn, undated [November 1848]
Baquaqua to C.P. Grosvenor, 14 November 1848
Baquaqua to Warham Walker , 28 September 1850
Baquaqua to Walker , 21 February 1851
Baquaqua to Mrs. Smith, 20 October 1851
Baquaqua to George Whipple, 10 August 1853
Baquaqua to Whipple, 14 September 1853
Baquaqua to unnamed recipient, 18 September 1853
Baquaqua to Whipple , 25 September 1853
Baquaqua to Whipple, 8 October 1853
Baquaqua to Whipple , 26 October 1853
Baquaqua to Whipple , 6 January 1854
Baquaqua to Whipple , 22 January 1854
Baquaqua to Gerrit Smith, 25 May 1854
Baquaqua to Gerrit Smith, 4 July 1854
Review, The American Baptist, 2 November 1854
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