Unformatted text preview: 1. Who was Equiano? 2. Where was he from and how did he become a slave? 3. What was his life like before becoming a slave? 4. What was the Middle Passage like for Equiano? 5. In what country and who first published his life account? 6. Recent historical investigations have called into question whether or not Equiano’s narrative is genuine, pointing to credible evidence that he was probably born in the Carolinas to slave parents and never lived in Africa. These scholars assert that his “supposed” life narrative is probably an assimilation of stories he heard from other slaves and other free Africans during his life and travels. How does this alter your view of the account? Does it matter if the experiences were actually Equiano’s or if they were merely compiled by him? Does an historical account have to live up to expectations of authenticity for it to still have important meaning?...
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- Fall '07
- Atlantic Slave Trade, african slave trade