Black and British

A Forgotten History

Author: David Olusoga

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447299744

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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. 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.
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Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress

As seen on TV

Author: David Olusoga

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782834192

Category: Art

Page: 303

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Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama Oscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the world to piece together the shared histories that link nations. In Part One, First Contact, we discover what happened to art in the great Age of Discovery, when civilisations encountered each other for the first time. Although undoubtedly a period of conquest and destruction, it was also one of mutual curiosity, global trade and the exchange of ideas. In Part Two, The Cult of Progress, we see how the Industrial Revolution transformed the world, impacting every corner, and every civilisation, from the cotton mills of the Midlands through Napoleon's conquest of Egypt to the decimation of both Native American and Maori populations and the advent of photography in Paris in 1839. Incredible art - both looted and created - relays the key events and their outcomes throughout the world.
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Staying Power

The History of Black People in Britain

Author: Peter Fryer

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780861047499

Category: History

Page: 632

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‘For this retrieval of the lost histories of black Britain Mr Fryer has my deep gratitude. An invaluable book.’ --Salman Rushdie
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A History of Black and Asian Writing in Britain, 1700-2000

Author: C. L. Innes,Lynn Innes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521643276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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This is the first comprehensive history of Black and Asian writers in Britain since the eighteenth century. Utilising a wealth of new archival material, Lynn Innes examines writers who arrived in England as slaves and whose work later became enormously popular. Innes examines their work as part of an acceptance of and challenge to British cultural and ideological discourses. She reveals a history of vigorous and fertile interaction between Black, Asian and white intellectuals and communities, and offers a rich historical context for understanding contemporary British multicultural society and culture.
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A forgotten history

the slave trade and slavery in New England

Author: Choices for the 21st Century Education Program,Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies (Brown University)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 42

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Civilisations: The Cult of Progress

Author: David Olusoga

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782834184

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Looking at how art responded to the age of progress in the 19th Century, David Olusoga shows us how Art struggled to depict the Industrial revolution, and how it became a tool to record the fates supposedly doomed people. It ends in Paris of the late 19th Century as artists being to try to make sense of the new world that had been so quickly created. It ends with the man who tried to escape that new world - Gauguin.
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White Cargo

The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America

Author: Don Jordan,Michael Walsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780572107

Category: History

Page: 320

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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, 300,000 people or more became slaves there in all but name. Urchins were swept up from London's streets to labour in the tobacco fields, brothels were raided to provide 'breeders' for Virginia and hopeful migrants were duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they would become chattels who could be bought, sold and gambled away. Drawing on letters, diaries, and court and government archives, the authors demonstrate that the brutalities associated with black slavery alone were perpetrated on whites throughout British rule. The trade ended with American independence but the British still tried to sell convicts in their former colonies, which prompted one of the most audacious plots in Anglo-American history. This is a saga of exploitation and cruelty spanning 170 years that has been submerged under the overwhelming memory of black slavery. White Cargo brings the brutal, uncomfortable story to the surface.
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Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle For Britain

A New History in the Words of the Men and Women on Both Sides

Author: Joshua Levine

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409034089

Category: History

Page: 496

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Drawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling picture of this turbulent time. In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaught. Hitler's troops had overrun Holland, Belgium and France in quick succession, and the British people anticipated an invasion would soon be upon them. From July to October, they watched the Battle of Britain play out in the skies above them, aware that the result would decide their fate. Over the next nine months, the Blitz killed more than 43,000 civilians. For a year, the citizens of Britain were effectively front-line soldiers in a battle which united the country against a hated enemy. We hear from the soldiers, airmen, fire-fighters, air-raid wardens and civilians, people in the air and on the ground, on both sides of the battle, giving us a thrilling account of Britain under siege. With first-hand testimonies from those involved in Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, Black Saturday on 7th September 1940 when the Luftwaffe began the Blitz, to its climax on the 10th May 1941, this is the definitive oral history of a period when Britain came closer to being overwhelmed by the enemy than at any other time in modern history.
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Black Liverpool

The Early History of Britain's Oldest Black Community, 1730-1918

Author: R. Costello

Publisher: Countyvise

ISBN: N.A

Category: Blacks

Page: 108

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This study serves as a testimony to Liverpool's great but forgotten early Black community. It tells the story of people whose lives may have seemed mundane, but whose daily struggles were heroic in a difficult period for Black people.
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