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Shipping news from local paper

Shipping news from newspaper


Just Imported notice in a Bristol newspaper, reporting on goods going from Bristol to the Caribbean island of Jamaica, in 1784. The goods include Negro cloathing and blankets and double Gloucester cheeses.

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: 1784

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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