Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko: Slavery and Race in the Atlantic World

Exploring how novel Oroonoko compares to other representations of race, slavery, and colonialism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Originally published by Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom, 04.24.2011, Newberry Library, republished with permission for educational, non-commercial purposes. Introduction Aphra Behn published Oroonoko in 1688, a time when the Atlantic slave trade and African slavery in the[…]