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Black and British

Black and British

A Forgotten History

  • Author: David Olusoga
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447299744
  • Category: History
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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.

Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress

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.

A forgotten history

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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A History of Black and Asian Writing in Britain, 1700-2000

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.

Staying Power

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

Civilisations: The Cult of Progress

Civilisations: The Cult of Progress

  • Author: David Olusoga
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1782834184
  • Category: History
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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.

White Cargo

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.

A Forgotten History

A Forgotten History

The Slave Trade and Slavery in New England. Guide

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: New England
  • Page: 42
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Beyond Slavery and Abolition

Beyond Slavery and Abolition

Black British Writing, c.1770–1830

  • Author: Ryan Hanley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108475655
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Shows how black writers helped to build modern Britain by looking beyond the questions of slavery and abolition.

Black and Brown

Black and Brown

African Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920

  • Author: Gerald Horne
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 081473667X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 275
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2007 Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award presented by the American Society of Criminology 2007 American Society of Criminology Michael J. Hindelang Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology By comparing how adolescents are prosecuted and punished in juvenile and criminal (adult) courts, Aaron Kupchik finds that prosecuting adolescents in criminal court does not fit with our cultural understandings of youthfulness. As a result, adolescents who are transferred to criminal courts are still judged as juveniles. Ultimately, Kupchik makes a compelling argument for the suitability of juvenile courts in treating adolescents. Judging Juveniles suggests that justice would be better served if adolescents were handled by the system designed to address their special needs.