Primary Source: Olaudah Equiano Describes the Middle Passage, 1789

In this harrowing description of the Middle Passage, Olaudah Equiano described the terror of the transatlantic slave trade. Equiano eventually purchased his freedom and lived in London where he advocated for abolition. At last, when the ship we were in had got in all her cargo, they made ready with many fearful noises, and we … Continue reading Primary Source: Olaudah Equiano Describes the Middle Passage, 1789