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Frontispiece of Babay

Frontispiece of Babay


Frontispiece to Babay, a true story of a good Negro Woman by Hannah More, about a black woman who took in an abandoned sick white orphan on St Kitts. When he grew up, his first earnings went to buy her freedom, and he always looked after her.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.

Creator: Hannah More/ Ann Yearsley

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

Object ID:BL3E1 - B17623

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