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Newspaper extract, runaway slaves

Newspaper extract, runaway slaves


Newspaper extract from The Cornwall Chronicle, Jamaica. Advervtisement for Runaway Slaves, from Unity Hall
Penn, five negroes. Dated 26 Sep 1776.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 12 April 1777

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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