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Southey, Robert (1774-1843) to Thomas Pringle

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.229 Author/Creator: Southey, Robert (1774-1843) Place Written: Keswick, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 July 1833 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 22.7 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses his health and the conditions of South American natives forced into slavery. Complains about his past treatment by the Quarterly Review and their offers of meager compensation.

Background Information: Pringle was a Scottish abolitionist and poet. Southey, an English author, enjoyed great popularity and renown in his day and was made poet laureate in 1813.

Full Transcript: "Dutch, English, French, Spaniard or Portugese; it matters not what the race may be - whenever the desire of gain becomes the main principle of action, nations are degraded and ...individuals brutalized."See More

People: Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
Pringle, Thomas, 1789-1834

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Literature and Language ArtsPoetryAfrican American HistorySlaveryLatin and South AmericaFinanceHealth and Medical

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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