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Thread #162754   Message #3875790
Posted By: Jim Carroll
08-Sep-17 - 04:49 AM
Thread Name: Black experience/ Slave trade
Subject: RE: Black experience/ Slave trade
There are a few English equivalents in the form of Transportation ballads; I'm thinking of songs like Virginny-O which always reminds me of the Spirituals.
There are a number containing some remarkable descriptions of the slave-like conditions, like The Female Transport (Sara Collins)
Of course, The Lags (or Treadmill) Song is a perfect example of slave-labour
Jim Carroll