R- Olaudah Equiano A- himself F- secret diary T- who came to the English colonies and why?
1756, Dear Diary
The first thing I saw was the sea and the slave ship picking up it’s cargo. The sight of the slave ship amazed me. This amazement turned to terror when I was carried aboard the ship...
Date unknown, Dear Diary,
We were packed together in chains so tightly we could hardly move or turn over. The cramped surroundings and the deadly heat almost suffocated us. Many slaves fell sick and died- a result of being packed so closely. The only reason they were packed so closely was to increase the profits of the slave dealers.
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