This exhibit shares poems from these publications written by British poets.
Poems like "The Homes of England" and "Joy to Queen Victoria" reference the way many black people in the United States viewed Britain, which abolished slavery before the United States, as a freer and more liberated place. Correspondence is sometimes alluded to in these entries. It is important to recognize the relationship that American print culture had with British periodicals, especially in terms of abolition. Poetry from non-Americans reveal the reading practices of various editors, as they sometimes reprinted items from British newspapers.
Additionally, this category also reveals the influence of British writers, especially in the case of Romanticism.