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An essay on Slavery, with justification to Divine providence, that God Rules over all things by Jupiter Hammon

Our forefathers came from Africa
Tost over the raging main
To a Christian shore there for to stay
And not return again.

Dark and dismal was the Day… 597 more words


The Black Eagle: A Song by James Fordyce

Hark! yonder Eagle lonely wails:
His faithful bosom grief assails.
Last night I heard him in my dream,
When death and woe were all the theme. 169 more words


An interview with author Sean Condon

Guest post by Natalie Guajardo

Several years ago, author Sean Condon and JHU Press editor Bob Brugger began discussing ideas for a book that would fit JHUP’s highly-regarded Witness to History series—short works meant to appeal to students through narrative accounts of important historical events. 686 more words

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Passion Uninspired by Sentiment by Charlotte King Byrne Dacre (Rosa Matilda)

Addressed to him who denied their existing together.

Oh! Passion, seducer of heart and of soul!
Thou transport tyrannic! half pleasure, half pain!
Why consum’st thou the breast with such madd’ning controul? 145 more words


The Speaking Automation - 1786

Freeman’s Journal 28th January, 1786 p.5 (abridged)

The simplest things not known, may become the most surprising. No doubt this is the very case in regard to the extraordinary exhibition of the Speaking Automation now in town, which is reckoned to bring in above thirty guineas a day to its proprietor. 77 more words

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Copenhagen 1786

One of my favorite depictions of Copenhagen in the 18th century is this wonderful gouache of the city in 1786, painted by M. Bang.

While the tower and spires are immediately recognisable for anyone familiar with the city skyline today, everything else has been through an 18th century Photoshop-edit. 167 more words

Danish Asiatic Company