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Black and British : A Forgotten History
by David Olusoga


Overview - 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 19th century was built on American slavery.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 19th century was built on American slavery. It shows that Black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of World War I. 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, this book describes how black and white Britons have been intimately entwined for centuries.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781447299769
  • ISBN-10: 1447299760
  • Publisher: Pan MacMillan
  • Publish Date: January 2018
  • Page Count: 592
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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Books > History > Europe - Great Britain - General
Books > Social Science > Black Studies (Global)

 
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