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...bsequent editions as well as Equiano’s succeeding nine. As such indicates, their arguments must have affected readers to the point of demanding more publications from the authors. The authors used this market to further educate those of the need for the abolition of slavery. However, where as Equiano primarily dedicates his text toward the abolition of slavery by calling out the wrongdoings of the trade and exposing the vile actions he himself and his brethren were forced to suffer through, Day and Bicknell need subsequent editions of their poem in order to directly address the wrongdoings of the government and call for a halt to the slave trade and slavery overall. Ultimately, both works show the power of sentimental rhetoric during a time in which sentimentality acknowledged common humanity and united people of different race, religion, region, ethnicity or class.
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