White man’s methods of breaking blacks for slavery
Thesis: White slave traders tapped on an already existing practice among African communities and boosted slave trade across the Atlantic with their cruel handling of blacks.
Equiano’s life in Africa
Son of a chief in West Africa
Lived in an isolated village
Never saw a white man until on the slave ships
Equiano’s aspects of slave kidnapping, transport, and sale
Acceptance of slavery encouraged kidnappings
Whites merciless with the slaves
Sale of slaves broke families and the worth of blacks
Equiano’s insight view about economic success and profitability of the Atlantic Continue reading...