First Publication of "The Cry of the Children"

"The Cry of the Children" was first published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in Edinburgh, Scotland in August of 1843. This is interesting, given that EBB held liberal political views and the magazine was known for typically conservative positions.

 Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'The Cry of the Children' as first published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine [page: facing p. 138]


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Timeline of Events Associated with First Publication of "The Cry of the Children"

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Aug 1843

"The Cry of the Children" Published in the Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

EBB's poem as it was first published in the Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. The poem is reflective of the reports that she read about child labor in factories and mines. She wrote this poem in protest of the cruelty that was taking place.