Author : David Olusoga

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Main Material: Paperback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447299769


Published: 24 Aug 2017

Size: 198 x 130 x 39 (mm)

Weight: 488g

Language: English

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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 TimesIn 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 History Book of the Year.

Longlisted for the Orwell Prize. Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize.

ISBN No : 9781447299769

Publisher : Pan Macmillan

Main Material : Paperback

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