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Illustration - The Sorrows of Yamba

Illustration - Sale to Slave Traders


Illustration, Sale to Slave Traders , from The 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.

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

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