Black and British: A Forgotten History
Olusoga (David)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. In this vital re-examination of a shared history, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga tells the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean.
  2. Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination, Elizabethan ‘blackamoors’ and the global slave-trading empire. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars. Black British history is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation. It is not a singular history, but one that belongs to us all.
  3. Unflinching, confronting taboos and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how the lives of black and white Britons have been entwined for centuries.

Contents
    List of Illustrations – ix
    Preface – xv
    Introduction: ‘Years of Distant Wandering’ – i
  1. ‘Sons of Ham’ – 29
  2. ‘Blackamoors’ – 57
  3. ‘For Blacks or Dogs’ – 77
  4. ‘Too Pure an Air for Slaves’ – 113
  5. ‘Province of Freedom’ – 143
  6. ‘The Monster is Dead’ – 199
  7. Moral Mission – 233
  8. ‘Liberated Africans’ – 283
  9. ‘Cotton is King’ – 339
  10. ‘Mercy in a Massacre’ – 367
  11. ‘Darkest Africa’ – 399
  12. ‘We are a Coloured Empire’ – 427
  13. ‘We Prefer their Company’ – 467
  14. ‘Swamped’ – 489
  15. Conclusion – 521
    Acknowledgements – 527
    Bibliography – 531
    Notes – 551
    Index – 583

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Pan; Main Market edition (24 Aug. 2017)



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