Burns, racism and the slave trade | Inside the Mind of Robert Burns

Burns considered going to work in the slave trade, which was at odds with his later documented abolitionist beliefs. Featuring a performance of "A Slave's Lament".

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 4'28''
  • Broadcast year: 2022
Curriculum Connection
  • English Literature | People in society, economy and business

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UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Scotland
  • Programme: Inside the Mind of Robert Burns