Black and British

Black and British A Forgotten History

Main Market Ed.

Paperback (24 Aug 2017) | English

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Synopsis

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.

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.

Unflinching, confronting taboos and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how the lives of black and white Britons have been entwined for centuries.

Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.
Winner of the Longman History Today Trustees' Award.
A Waterstones.com History Book of the Year.
Longlisted for the Orwell Prize.
Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize.

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Pan Books

Pan Books

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Book information

ISBN: 9781447299769
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Pan Books
Pub date:
Edition: Main Market Ed.
DEWEY: 305.896041
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 10
Number of pages: xxii, 602 , 32 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 492g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 41mm