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A man's a man?

by David Alston - 15:56 on 29 April 2017

It's coming yet for a' that, that Man to Man the world o'er, shall brothers be for a' that.

Historical irony: One of the first public memorials to Robert Burns, the mausoleum in Dumfries  with its marble mural sculpture, was only completed in 1819 thanks to a donation of £150 from Scots in Demerara, many of whom would have been slave owners. [See Christopher Whatley, Immortal Memory: Burns and the Scottish People (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2016), p33.]

Am I not a Man, and a Brother? [Abolitionist campaign slogan]


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