Abolitionist writers in relation to Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano's narrative is one of many writings that stemmed from the first abolitionist movement. I have chosen three other writers from this time (Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, Anthony Benezet, and Thomas Clarkson) that were mentioned in Appendix B of The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano. Because these writers were all working during the same time period, and were, for the most part, working towards a similar goal, they often influenced each other’s work. These four writers all used ideas such as morality, religion, equality, and freedom to persuade readers that the 18th-century slave trade was inhumane and unjust.