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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- Verlag: Pan Macmillan
- Seitenzahl: 592
- Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahre
- Erscheinungstermin: 03.11.2016
- ISBN-13: 9781447299745
- Artikelnr.: 47178010
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