Olaudah Equiano

Essaka was shipped to Barbados and later Virginia, where he was bought by his first master, Mr. Campbell. In Virginia he was given the name Jacob. In Virginia he was giving the tasks were weeding grass, and gathering stones in the plantation. He also dwelled in the house of his master to fan him, soon after his master fell asleep and Jacob continued his state of fanning until his master woke. While in the house Jacob was astonished and shocked by many things he had never seen before. One thing that he saw a black woman slave who was cooking dinner who wore an iron muzzle locked on her mouth, which kept her from speaking, eating and drinking. After working for Master Campbell for a few weeks the master sold him to Captain Michael Henry Pascal, a past lieutenant in the royal navy, who now commanded a merchant trading ship called the Industrious Bee. When Jacob arrived on the coast, saw a slave ship. He now saw himself deprived of all chance of returning to his native country. He realized he would be carried to the white people's country to work them. While on the ship he witnessed brutal cruelty not only shown towards blacks,

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