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Black and British : a forgotten history

Author: David Olusoga
Publisher: London Pan Books, 2017. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In Black and British, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Olusoga
ISBN: 9781447299769 1447299760
OCLC Number: 1012603575
Notes: First published: Macmillan, 2016.
Awards: Winner of PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2017 (UK)
Short-listed for Jahalak Prize 2017 (UK)
Long-listed for The Orwell Prize 2017 (UK)
Description: xxii, 602 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: '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' --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Olusoga.

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A story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery,  Read more...

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An insightful, inclusive history of black people in Britain which is rich in detail and packed with strong, interesting characters. -- Stephanie Yeboah * GQ * Ambitious . . . Long overdue -- Hakim Read more...

 
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