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Charles R. Johnson

Middle Passage

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1990

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Africans in America (1998)

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On Being Brought from Africa to America (1773)

  • a poem by Phyllis Wheatley
  • relates to the themes of The Black Atlantic, the Middle Passage, and Slavery; Western Philosophy and Identity; Imperialism, Colonialism, and American Identity
  • On Being Brought from Africa to America on SuperSummary

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