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Hannah More

Portrait of Hannah More


Portrait of Hannah More , c1780, by Frances Reynolds. Hannah More was an influential Bristolian. Her poems against the slave trade, such as The Sorrows of Yamba, or t he Negro Woman’s Lamentation , were widely read.

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: Frances Reynolds

Date: c1780

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K313

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