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Extract re White Negro by Voltaire

Newspaper extract re White Negro by Voltaire


Felix Farley’s Bristol Journal , March 22 1760: White Negro by Voltaire (purportedly).

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.

Creator: Voltaire

Date: March 22 1760

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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