Equiano's Letter To The Queen Summary

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The book started with an appeal to routed to Parliament and finished with his abolitionist letter to the Queen. The a huge number of individuals who read Equiano's book, or heard him talk, began to see subjection through the eyes of a previous subjugated African. It was a critical book that made a crucial commitment to the abolitionists' motivation.

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