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1. influence

1.1. Olaudah Equiano Autobiography had a huge impact on the abolition of slavery in London

1.2. He wanted people to truly understand his story and what he expirenced unfiltered and

2. reader

2.1. Olaudah Equianio wanted the readers to think about the difference in treatment between African slaves and Trans Atlantic slaves

2.2. He also wanted the readers to understand the pain that he felt being stolen from his home and forced into slavery

3. Author

3.1. Olaudah Equianio is known for his autobiography and his influence over British abolitionists

3.2. Olaudah Equianio did an exelent job making the reader feel like they are in his shoes and feeling his pain

4. Text

4.1. The life of Olaudah Equianio is an autobiography

4.2. first published in 1789 in London

5. facts

5.1. Olaudah Equianio's tribe sold slaves, but only criminals and POW's

5.2. The slaves in his villages did the same amount of work as the citizens

5.3. Olaudah Equianio said that his masters used him well, and tried to comfort him

5.3.1. "and they all used me extremely well, and did all they could to comfort me; particularly the first wife, who was something like my mother"

5.4. "and went for her master, who soon after came, and, having slightly reprimanded me, ordered me to be taken care of, and not ill treated."

5.5. Olaudah Equianio's became even more horrified when he's handed over to the white men

5.5.1. "and I even wished for my former slavery, in preference to my present situation, which was filled with horrors of every kind,"

5.5.1.1. "the white people looked and acted, as I thought, in so savage a manner; for I had never seen among any people such instances of brutal cruelty: and this is not only shewn towards us blacks, but also to some of the whites themselves."

5.6. he was flogged for not eating because of illness

5.6.1. "on my refusing to eat, one of them held me fast by the hands, and laid me across, I think, the windlass, and tied my feet, while the other flogged me severely."

5.7. one of the first things he is told is that hes not going to be eaten

5.7.1. "They told us we were not to be eaten, but to work"

6. contex

6.1. Olaudah Equianio wrote his first hand expirence

6.1.1. "i regard myself as a particular favorite of heaven, and acknowledge the mercies of providence in every occurrence"

6.2. Equianio knew how important it was to write his story because at the time slave and former slaves didn't talk about their experiences out of fear

7. conclusion

7.1. the way the slave owners treated Africans in the Transatlantic slave trade was inhumane

7.2. Olaudah Equianio changed the word when he published this book by helping to end slavery in London.

7.3. many transatlantic slaves preferred suicide over life as a slave

8. importance

8.1. Its was extremely important to History that Olaudan Equianio wrote his story because there are not many first hand slave stories

8.1.1. slaves would get beaten if they could read and write

8.2. Majority of stories and articles written about slavery were by a white man or a slave owner so it didn't tell the full truth of what really was happening.