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Staying power : the history of black people in Britain

Author: Peter Fryer
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Staying Power is recognised as the definitive history of black people in Britain, an epic story that begins with the Roman conquest and continues to this day. In a comprehensive account, Peter Fryer reveals how Africans, Asians and their descendants, previously hidden from history, have profoundly influenced and shaped events in Britain over the course of the last two thousand years. This new edition includes a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fryer
ISBN: 0861047494 9780861047499 0861047745 9780861047741
OCLC Number: 10860342
Description: xiii, 632 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Those kinde of people. Africans in Britannia ; Africans in Scotland ; Africans in England ; Queen Elizabeth's response ; A Khoi-khoin in England --
Necessary implements. Sugar and slavery ; Chattels and status symbols ; Pageant performers --
Britain's slave ports. A profitable business ; The slave-merchants of Bristol and Liverpool ; London as a slave port: the West India lobby ; Competition ; Quality control ; Black people in slave ports ; The slave ports' self-image --
The black community takes shape. Early black organizations ; Black people at work ; Asians in Britain ; Black musicians --
Eighteenth-century voices. Ukawsaw Gronniosaw ; Phyllis Wheatley ; Ignatius Sancho ; Ottobah Cugoano ; Olaudah Equiano --
Slavery and the law. The legal pendulum ; Granville Sharpe challenges the slave-owners ; The Somerset case ; Slavery and the Scottish law ; Mass murder on the high seas ; The Grace Jones case --
The rise of English racism. Race prejudice and racism ; The demonology of race ; Plantocracy racism ; Pseudo-scientific racism --
Up from slavery. The black poor ; Resistance and self-emancipation ; Abolitionists and radicals ; The black radicals ; The everyday struggle --
Challenges to empire. William Cuffay ; Mary Seacole ; Ira Aldridge ; Samuel Taylor Coleridge ; Challenges from Asia ; The rise of Pan-Africanism ; Black workers and soldiers --
Under attack. Racism as riot: 1919 ; Claude McKay and the Horror on the Rhine ; Defence and cournter-attack ; Racism as colour bar ; Racism as riot: 1948 --
The settlers. The post-war immigration ; Racism as riot: 1958 ; Surrender to racism --
The new generation. Born at a disadvantage ; Police against black people ; Resistance and rebellion --
Appendixes. A. Letter from Olaudah Equiano to Thomas Hardy, 1792 --
B. Letter from William Davidson to Sarah Davidson, 1820 --
C. Letter from Robert Wedderburn to Francis Place, 1831 --
D. William Cuffay's speech from the dock, 1848 --
E.J.R. Archer's presidential address to the inaugural meeting of the African Progress Union, 1918 --
F. Birmingham, the metal industries, and the slave trade --
G. Eighteenth-century biographies --
H. Visitors, 1832-1919 --
I. Prize-fighters, 1791-1902.
Responsibility: Peter Fryer.

Abstract:

Staying Power is recognised as the definitive history of black people in Britain, an epic story that begins with the Roman conquest and continues to this day. In a comprehensive account, Peter Fryer reveals how Africans, Asians and their descendants, previously hidden from history, have profoundly influenced and shaped events in Britain over the course of the last two thousand years. This new edition includes a foreword by Paul Gilroy explaining the genesis of the book and its continuing significance in black history today.

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