Poems on Slavery

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Poems on Slavery  (1842) 
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The following poems, with one exception, were written at sea, in the latter part of October, 1842. I had not then heard of Dr. Channing's death. Since that event, the poem addressed to him is no longer appropriate. I have decided, however, to let it remain as it was written, in testimony of my admiration for a great and good man.

  1. "To William E. Channing"
  2. "The Slave's Dream"
  3. "The Good Part, that shall not be taken away"
  4. "The Slave in the Dismal Swamp"
  5. "The Slave singing at Midnight"
  6. "The Witnesses"
  7. "The Quadroon Girl"
  8. "The Warning"

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.