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Dancing

Dancing

Author: Bridgens, Richard

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: 789.g.13

Item number: Plate 22

Length: 26.7

Width: 37.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

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Accompanying text to an illustration of enslaved men and women dancing, written by Richard Bridgens for his book 'West Indian Scenery.' Singing, dancing and playing musical instruments were important ways for the slaves to express their cultural traditions and demonstrate that these traditions had survived the forced move to the Caribbean - although there would have been few opportunities for relaxation and entertainment.

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