JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
D775 D275d / 1-SIZE
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Place image published:
Printed for W. Flexney ... J. Wilkie ... and J. Robson
Image dimension height:
13.7 cm. [platemark]
Image dimension width:
15 cm. [platemark]
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u. r.: Tho. Burgh
Bound slave lifts a sword to heaven. Decorative elements include chains and scenes of slavery, a white man taking a black woman's child and a white man with three black men pulling a cart.
Day, Thomas, 1748-1789
The dying Negro, A poem. The third edition, corrected and enlarged
Source place of publication:
Printed for W. Flexney, opposite Gray's-Inn-Gate, Holborn; J. Wilkie, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and J. Robson, in New Bond-Street
This poem was one of the earliest direct literary attacks on slavery and the slave trade. The third edition, enlarged with an essay opposing slavery, dedicated to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is the definitive edition and was reprinted well into the nineteenth century.
Acquired in 1963.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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