Charles Dickens in City of Richmond - 1842

from American Notes, pages 152, page 152:

Many of the workmen appeared to be strong men, and it is hardly necessary to add that they were all labouring quietly, then. After two o' clock in the day, they are allowed to sing, a certain number at a time. The hour striking while I was there, some twenty sang a hymn in parts, and sang it by no means ill.
cite as

American Notes, pages 152. In Charles Dickens , and Patricia Ingham (ed.), American Notes (2000), p. 152. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: City of Richmond


Charles Dickens

Listening to

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hymn performed by slaves

Experience Information

Date/Time 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors


Dickens is describing 'a visit to a tobacco manufactory, where the workmen were all slaves'.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:54:09 +0100