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The Wrongs of Almoona, or, the African's Revenge, a Narrative Poem  

Slavery Poems

This page is the index to a growing collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century English poetry about slavery and the slave trade. Thousands of poems about slavery have been written over the centuries, from ancient texts in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, to recent poems in most modern languages. Here, I offer just a few examples, mostly from the 1780s and 1790s, but I will add to them as time goes by. I will also expand the short extracts, eventually, into full texts - so come back soon. The texts themselves are formatted to closely resemble the originals, but they are not exact facsimiles. I have tried hard to make them accurate, but inevitably some errors will creep in from time to time. Please let me know if you can suggest any corrections or have a seventeenth, eighteenth, or nineteenth-century poem you would like to nominate for inclusion.

Index of Currently Available Poems

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* This page last updated 2 October 2011 *