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Black and British : A Forgotten History - Reprint by David Olusoga (Paperback)
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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.
Number of Pages: 602
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Europe, Black Studies (Global), Africa
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Book theme: Great Britain, General
Author: David Olusoga
Street Date: January 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-2316
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