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Black and British: A Forgotten History
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BLACK AND BRITISH: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY

HARDBACK BY OLUSOGA, DAVID

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9781447299738
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PUBLISHER
PAN MACMILLAN
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MACMILLAN
FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
624 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
03 NOV 2016

DESCRIPTION

A Waterstones History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga offers readers a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare's Othello. It reveals that behind the South Sea Bubble was Britain's global slave-trading empire and that much of the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery. It shows that Black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of the First World War. Black British history can be read in stately homes, street names, statues and memorials across Britain and is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation. Unflinching, confronting taboos and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how black and white Britons have been intimately entwined for centuries. Black and British is a vital re-examination of a shared history, published to accompany the landmark BBC Two series.

CONTENTS

** Section - i: List of Illustrations* Section - ii: Preface* Introduction - iii: 'Years of Distant Wandering'* Chapter - One: 'Sons of Ham'* Chapter - Two: 'Blackamoors'* Chapter - Three: 'For Blacks or Dogs'* Chapter - Four: 'Too Pure an Air for Slaves'* Chapter - Five: 'Province of Freedom'* Chapter - Six: 'The Monster is Dead'* Chapter - Seven: Moral Mission* Chapter - Eight: 'Liberated Africans'* Chapter - Nine: 'Cotton is King'* Chapter - Ten: 'Mercy in a Massacre'* Chapter - Eleven: 'Darkest Africa'* Chapter - Twelve: 'We are a Coloured Empire'* Chapter - Thirteen: 'We Prefer their Company'* Chapter - Fourteen: 'Swamped'** Section - iv: Conclusion* Acknowledgements - v: Acknowledgements* Section - vi: Bibliography* Section - vii: Notes* Index - viii: Index