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Unformatted text preview: Fidati 1 Hannah Fidati Dr. Kelly Erby History 2110 REVISED COPY 31 January 2011 Q: Compare and Contrast Equianos and Mittelbergers journies in the New World. A: The stories of Olaudah Equiano, a kidnapped slave, and Gottlieb Mittelberger, a free willed indentured slave, both reveal the hardships journeys of slaves in the 18 th century. Both men shipped off to a new world with uncertain futures and grim journeys, but with different accounts of slavery. Olaudahs story begins in Africa where white men kidnapped him and his sister from their familys home in the bleakness of the night. Olaudah was then separated from his sister to never see her again. Everything familiar to him was taken away, his rights as a human, his family, and his future. The white men took Olaudah to a slave ship, where he was forced to live in the decks below the ship with a multitude of other slaves. Olaudah described the decks in his account, When I looked round the ship too and saw a large furnace of copper...
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