The Life of Olaudah Equiano

How was Olaudah a Businessman

In what was was Olaudah Equiano a good Businessman

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Even though Olaudah faced difficulties as a black man, he was able to participate in business and eventually save up enough money to purchase his freedom. As a free man, he found myriad ways to support himself. He continued trading and got involved in other skill-based industries. He was for the first time able to choose which ships he wanted to work on, and to spend his wages as he saw fit. Equiano, however, is not truly considered a player in capitalism until he is free; before that, he languished as a commodity.