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Page of The Sorows of Yamba

Page of The Sorows of Yamba


Extract from Tracts on Slavery, The Foreign Slave Trade , 1837. Page ofThe Sorows of Yamba, or the Negro Womans Lamentation, by Hannah More.This was a poem or song about a slave on St Lucia longing for her homeland. Hannah More was an influential Bristolian, who wrote poems against the slave trade.

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: 1837

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