Ignatius Sancho

Encyclopaedia Africana I October 10, 2020 IGNATIUS SANCHO: FULL BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

Only after his death did Sancho’s letters reach a large public readership when they were collected and published in 1782 as The Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African.

Encyclopaedia Africana P October 9, 2020 PHILLIS WHEATLEY: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

Abolitionists, for their part, also supported Wheatley as they did other African writers, arguing that by their literary merit and Christian witness they were living proof of the slave trade’s immorality.

Encyclopaedia Africana I October 9, 2020 IGNATIUS SANCHO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY (EXTRACT)

Despite his high-society associations, his ownership of property and his right to vote, Sancho was always aware of his African heritage.

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