Black and British

Offers readers an exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa

Author: David Olusoga

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9781447299769

Category: History

Page: 624

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Offers readers an exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa

Black and British

It was a battle fought by black men on both sides. The American army that besieged the British contained around fifteen hundred black soldiers, around a quarter of the entire force. With the British garrison in Yorktown beginning to ...

Author: David Olusoga

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447299744

Category: History

Page: 592

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'[A] comprehensive and important history of black Britain . . . Written with a wonderful clarity of style and with great force and passion.' – Kwasi Kwarteng, Sunday Times 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. This edition, fully revised and updated, features a new chapter encompassing the Windrush scandal and the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, events which put black British history at the centre of urgent national debate. Black and British is vivid confirmation that black history can no longer be kept separate and marginalised. It is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation and it belongs to us all. 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 History Book of the Year. Longlisted for the Orwell Prize. Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize.

Black and British A short essential history

Even before the Fisk Jubilee Singers brought their genuine African - American music to British listeners , white performers were painting their faces black to copy the music and dancing of enslaved Americans .

Author: David Olusoga

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529064422

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction


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A short, essential introduction to Black British history for readers of 12+ by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga. When did Africans first come to Britain? Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings? Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution? These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history: from the Roman Africans who guarded Hadrian’s Wall right up to the present day. This children's version of the bestseller Black and British: A Forgotten History is Illustrated with maps, photos and portraits. Macmillan Children's Books will donate 50p from every copy sold to The Black Curriculum.

Black and British An Illustrated History

This children's edition of the bestseller Black and British: A Forgotten History is beautifully illustrated in full-colour with maps, portrait galleries, timelines, photos and portraits.

Author: David Olusoga

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529052963

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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This beautiful book is a stunning visual journey through Black British history for younger readers by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga and illustrated by Jake Alexander and Melleny Taylor. The essential starting place for anyone who wants to learn about Black British History. David Olusoga’s thought provoking text charts the forgotten histories of Black people in Britain from Roman times right through to the present day. From Roman Africans guarding Hadrian’s Wall, to an African trumpeter in the court of Henry the Eighth, Black Georgians fighting for the abolition of slavery, Black soldiers fighting for Britain in the First World War, Windrush and right up today. These are the stories that brought us all together in this country. When did Africans first come to Britain? Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings? Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution? These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history. This children's edition of the bestseller Black and British: A Forgotten History is beautifully illustrated in full-colour with maps, portrait galleries, timelines, photos and portraits.

An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre

Olusoga, Black and British, 467. 'American Negro Music', Hull Daily Mail, 23/02/1944, 3, https://www. Michele Hilmes, 'Missing from History: Langston Hughes' The Man Who ...

Author: Sean Mayes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350119644

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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A radically urgent intervention, An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre: 1900 - 1950 uncovers the hidden Black history of this most influential of artforms. Drawing on lost archive material and digitised newspapers from the turn of the century onwards, this exciting story has been re-traced and restored to its rightful place. A vital and significant part of British cultural history between 1900 and 1950, Black performance practice was fundamental to resisting and challenging racism in the UK. Join Mayes (a Broadway- and Toronto-based Music Director) and Whitfield (a musical theatre historian and researcher) as they take readers on a journey through a historically-inconvenient and brilliant reality that has long been overlooked. Get to know the Black theatre community in London's Roaring 20s, and hear about the secret Florence Mills memorial concert they held in 1928. Acquaint yourself with Buddy Bradley, Black tap and ballet choreographer, who reshaped dance in British musicals - often to be found at Noël Coward's apartment for late-night rehearsals, such was Bradley's importance. Meet Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight Boxing Champion, who toured Britain's theatres during World War 1 and brought the sounds of Chicago to places like war-weary Dundee. Discover the most prolific Black theatre practitioner you've never heard of, William Garland, who worked for 40 years across multiple continents and championed Black British performers. Marvel at performers like cabaret star Mabel Mercer, born in Stafford in 1900, who sang and conducted theatre orchestras across the UK, as well as Black Birmingham comedian Eddie Emerson, who was Garland's partner for decades. Many of their names and works have never been included in histories of the British musical - until now.

Race And British Electoral Politics

INTRODUCTION There has been much detailed research and considerabale debate about the role of black politicians at local authority level. However, there has been little systematic scrutiny of the work of black and Asian1 Members of ...

Author: Professor of Political Science Shamit Saggar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135359474

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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This text examines key themes pertaining to the study of race and electoral politics. Addressing an issue which is of immense topical interest, it offers comprehensive coverage of key topics. Providing both an historical and theoretical analysis of race and ethnicity in politics, the contributors examine the participation and influence of ethnic minorities in electoral politics at both ends of the political spectrum. "Race and British Electoral Politics" should be of value for students studying British politics, particularly those taking course options on electoral politics, race, ethnicity and comparative politics.

Die Taugenichtse

Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr.

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342343192X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Ein Roman wie ein Lieblingssong Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im "Zentrum der Welt", so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

American and British English

Nouning of black people seems to be a pattern more closely associated with American English though, with British English shying away from using terms like blacks and African Americans (which perhaps explains why I find cases like the ...

Author: Paul Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108364063

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Is British English becoming more like American English? If so, why, and in what ways? This book compares examples of American and British language data from the 1930s, 1960s, 1990s and 2000s, to track the most important ways that both varieties are changing over time, and compares the extent to which they are following similar paths using a mixture of computer and human analysis. The analysis is carried out across several levels, including spelling differences (such as colour vs color), vocabulary (truck vs lorry), and a range of morphological, grammatical, semantic and pragmatic features. Baker explores the changing aspects of American and British society which help to explain the findings.

Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film A Re assessment

'colour', strasser added, 'must become for the film producer, a medium with the same technical perfection and practicability as black-and-white. The director must be in a position to think and create in colour... to realise his ideas to ...

Author: Philip C. Logan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131711938X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Humphrey Jennings ranks amongst the greatest film makers of twentieth century Britain. Although a relatively unknown figure to the wider public, his war-time documentaries are regarded by many (including Lord Puttnam, Lindsay Anderson and Mike Leigh) as amongst the finest films of their time. Groundbreaking both in terms of their technique and their interest in, and respect for, the everyday experiences of ordinary people, these films are much more than mere government propaganda. Instead, Jennings work offers an unparalleled window into the British home-front, and the hopes, fears and expectations of a nation fighting for its survival. Yet until now, Jennings has remained a shadowy figure; with his life and work lacking the sustained scholarly investigation and reassessment they deserve. As such film and social historians will welcome this new book which provides an up-to-date and thorough exploration of the relationships between Jennings life, ideas and films. Arguing that Jennings's film output can be viewed as part of a coherent intellectual exercise rather than just one aspect of the artistic interests of a wide ranging intellectual, Philip Logan, paints a much fuller and more convincing picture of the man than has previously been possible. He shows for the first time exactly how Jennings's artistic expression was influenced by the fundamental intellectual, social and cultural changes that shook British society during the first decades of the twentieth century. Combining biography, social history and international artistic thought, the book offers a fascinating insight into Jennings, his work, the wider British documentary film movement and the interaction between art and propaganda. Bringing together assessments of his tragically short life and his films this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in British cinema or the social history of Britain in the 1930s and 40s.

Race Sport and British Society

However, of the ten chapters included, less than half actually deal specifically with racism in British sport. There have been other important texts too, such as Cashmore's (1982) Black Sportsmen. This provided important historical ...

Author: Ben Carrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134578172

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Contrary to the popular belief that sport is an arena largely free from the corrosive effects of racism, this book argues that racism is evident throughout British sport. From playing fields and boardrooms of sports organisations, to the offices of sports policy makers and the media, this book breaks new ground in showing how discourses of 'race' and nation continue to pervade our sporting life. Looking at a range of sports, including football, rugby league and cricket, this book covers key topics such as: * British nationalism and nationalist ideology * racial science and the images of Asian and black physicality * sport, racism and the law * black feminism and the issues of race, gender and sport * the role of the media in perpetuating and challenging racial stereotypes. Challenging the prevailing liberal view that sport is one area of society where 'good race-relations' are developed, this book offers a wealth of research material, and a strong theoretical perspective on contemporary British sport. It will therefore be of vital interest to sociologists, sports studies students, sport policy-makers and anyone with an interest in contemporary British sport.

Ethnic Labour and British Imperial Trade

As a speaker in Hyde Park in June 1919 put it: “they were Britishers under the Union Jack, and they demanded protection.” Arabs in South Shields had objected to being called black and had insisted that they were British.

Author: Diane Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135208115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 551

This collection of essays identifies a neglected but significant component of Britain's maritime and labour history, that of ethnic labour drawn from Britain's colonies in West Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The interdisciplinary nature of the volume raises a number of important issues: race and ethnicity, colonialism and migration, social class and the complex nature of racial hostility meted out by organized white labour.

Racial Science and British Society 1930 62

For example, Haldane argued that black and white people could not prosper in each other's climates, a view which had been expressed time and again by British racial scientists in the interwar period.175 Haldane wrote in 1940 that just ...

Author: G. Schaffer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230582443

Category: Science

Page: 234

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From 1930-62 the idea of race was studied across a range of academic disciplines. This book explores expert thinkings on race in the period and explains the relationship between scientific racial research, social policy and attitudes regarding immigration, ultimately offering new insight into the evolving understanding of the idea of race.

Social Change in the History of British Education

The 2005 exhibition Black Victorians: Black People in British Art 1800–1900, organized by Manchester Art Gallery and Birmingham Muse- ums and Art Gallery (BMAG), had a significant impact on black visitors to BMAG.28 Such a response ...

Author: Joyce Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317991478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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This work provides an overall review and analysis of the history of education and of its key research priorities in the British context. It investigates the extent to which education has contributed historically to social change in Britain, how it has itself been moulded by society, and the needs and opportunities that remain for further research in this general area. Contributors review the strengths and limitations of the historical literature on social change in British education over the past forty years, ascertain what this literature tells us about the relationship between education and social change, and map areas and themes for future historical research. They consider both formal and informal education, different levels and stages of the education system, the process and experience of education, and regional and national perspectives. They also engage with broader discussions about theory and methodology. The collection covers a large amount of historical territory, from the sixteenth century to the present, including the emergence of the learned professions, the relationship between society and the economy, the role of higher technological education, the historical experiences of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the social significance of teaching and learning, and the importance of social class, gender, ethnicity, and disability. It involves personal biography no less than broad national and international movements in its considerations. This book will be a major contribution to research as well as a general resource in the history and historiography of education in Britain.

Parameters of British Naval Power 1650 1850

P.M. Kennedy , The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery ( 1976 ) ; D.A. Baugh , Great Britain's “ Blue Water ” Policy ... in J. Black and P. Woodfine , eds , The British Navy and the use of Naval Power in the Eighteenth Century ...

Author: Michael Duffy

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859893855

Category: History

Page: 144

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A searching collection of investigations into British naval power in the closing centuries of the sailing ship era. The discussions focus on the later seventeenth century strategy of a 'big ship' battlefleet; the setting up of a Western Squadron post-1689; naval recruiting; naval power and foreign policy; and the administration of the early Victorian navy and the coming of steam.

The Foundations of British Maritime Ascendancy

in The British Navy and the use of Naval Power in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Black and Woodfine, 49–69. 'Maritime strength and Atlantic commerce: the uses of “a grand marine empire”' in An Imperial State at War, ...

Author: Roger Morriss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494899

Category: History


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British power and global expansion between 1755 and 1815 have mainly been attributed to the fiscal-military state and the achievements of the Royal navy at sea. Roger Morriss here sheds new light on the broader range of developments in the infrastructure of the state needed to extend British power at sea and overseas. He demonstrates how developments in culture, experience and control in central government affected the supply of ships, manpower, food, transport and ordnance as well as the support of the army, permitting the maintenance of armed forces of unprecedented size and their projection to distant stations. He reveals how the British state, although dependent on the private sector, built a partnership with it based on trust, ethics and the law. This book argues that Britain's military bureaucracy, traditionally regarded as inferior to the fighting services, was in fact the keystone of the nation's maritime ascendancy.

English and British History in 100 Bite size Chunks

Between 1917 and 1920 violence grew on both sides, the Irish Republican Army was formed and the British army 'Black and Tans' violence was uncompromising. Sinn Fein established a stranglehold on representation, but Carson's Ulster ...

Author: Paul Hodson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1838596658

Category: History

Page: 200

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Very often, history is thought of as that lesson we suffered through at school, made into boring facts and figures rather than rich and interesting tales that actually comprise it. In English and British History in 100 Bite-size Chunks, history is enlivened and broken down into readable ‘chunks’ that anyone can read, and learn, at their leisure.

Western European and British Barbarity Savagery and Brutality in the Transatlantic Chattel Slave TRade

What Wilson failed to understand, and likewise many others, is the historical fact that these early gigantic leading figures of Christianity were indeed 'Africans', in other words they were all black. And where he mentioned Abraham is ...

Author: Dr. Robinson A. Milwood, Phd

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483608360

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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Man makes history, in a fashion, and history also makes man. As with other men, the historical experience of the African over the centuries has had a profound effect on his self-image as well as on his perception of the external world. Perhaps more than other men, the African in pre-colonial times developed a strong historical tradition, and his perception of himself and his world came to depend very much on his view of the past. European colonialism, brief as it was, produced a traumatic effect largely because it tried to impose on the African a gross distortion of his historical tradition.

Popular Politics and British Anti slavery

5 Whatever its precise origins, the whole concept was brilliantly conceived, drawing on existing images of kneeling black figures as well as religious and secular belief in the equality of mankind. As Hugh Honour points out: it 'neatly ...

Author: John R. Oldfield

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714644625

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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In 1792, 400,000 people put their signature to petitions calling for the abolition of the slaves trade. This work explains how this remarkable expression of support for black people was organized and orchestrated, and how it contributed to the growth of popular politics in Britain.

Poetry and British Nationalisms in the Bardic Eighteenth Century

In Culture, Politics and Society in Britain, 1660–1800, edited by Jeremy Black and Jeremy gregory. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1991. ———. British Identities before Nationalism: Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Atlantic World, 1600–1800.

Author: Jeff Strabone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319952552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 351

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This book offers a radical new theory of the role of poetry in the rise of cultural nationalism. With equal attention to England, Scotland, and Wales, the book takes an Archipelagic approach to the study of poetics, print media, and medievalism in the rise of British Romanticism. It tells the story of how poets and antiquarian editors in the British nations rediscovered forgotten archaic poetic texts and repurposed them as the foundation of a new concept of the nation, now imagined as a primarily cultural formation. It also draws on legal and ecclesiastical history in drawing a sharp contrast between early modern and Romantic antiquarianisms. Equally a work of literary criticism and history, the book offers provocative new theorizations of nationalism and Romanticism and new readings of major British poets, including Allan Ramsay, Thomas Gray, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.