No Abolition of Slavery

Submitted by thf1977 on Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:32

The webmaster inadvertently deleted a recent post by a visitor to this site. The original poster asked for any criticism of Boswell's 1791 poem No Abolition of Slavery, which the poster guessed was written tongue-in-cheek rather than as actual support for slavery.

To my knowledge, it has hitherto been the consensus of scholars that Boswell was an apologist for slavery, whereas Dr. Johnson was against it. But there may be some analysis and criticism that I don't know about.


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