Comparison of the Accounts of Indentured Servants and Former African Slaves
In what ways were their experiences alike and different?
Was Equiano's experience of the Middle Passage in any way similar to Mittleberger's account of poor indentured servants aboard a ship bound for America? What details are different?
Both Gronniosaw and Frethorne were affected by decisions made by their families. How did family decisions and/or strategies for survival or a better future affect them? What factors may have influenced the decisions of their parents? Can we fully know their reasons for those decisions based on the accounts of Gronniosaw and Frethorne?