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The Black Man's Lament -Page 11

The Black Man's Lament -Page 11

Author: Opie, Amelia

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1826

Shelfmark: T.1271.(2)

Item number: Page 11

Length: 16.6

Width: 10.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

These plates are taken from 'The Black Man's Lament,' an anti-slavery poem written by Amelia Opie. The poem is a narrative of the life of a slave and was originally published as part of a collection of articles for children. It follows the story of an African man's capture by slave traders, his journey to the West Indies on a slave ship, and the work he was forced to perform on the sugar plantations.

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