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Poem called The Negro’s Complaint

Poem called The Negro's Complaint


Extract from Tracts on Slavery, The Foreign Slave Trade , 1837. A poem called The Negro’s Complaint by Cowper. An anti-slavery poem published during the proceedings of an anti-slavery meeting held in Bristol, 1826.

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: 1800s

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