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The smoking village, 'The smoking village vanish'd from the plain'. A raid on a village by slave traders. From the poem: 'The West Indies' by James Montgomery. Image taken from Poems on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; written by James Montgomery, James Grahame, and E. Benger. Embellished with engravings from pictures painted by R. Smirke. Originally published in R. Bowyer: London, 1809.
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