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Black and British: An Untold Story

Black and British: An Untold Story (Hardback)

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A vital re-examination of a shared history, published to accompany the landmark BBC Two series. In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga offers readers a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. 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 nineteenth century was built on American slavery. It shows that Black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of the First World War. 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, Olusoga describes how black and white Britons have been intimately entwined for centuries.



History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 03/11/2016 ISBN-13: 9781447299738  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and BAFTA award-winning presenter and filmmaker. His previous books include The Kaiser's Holocaust and The World's War. He was also a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Black British History.

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An extremely relevant history book documenting the lives of black Britons since Elizabethan times. Rejecting the idea of ‘the good old days’, this book breaks taboos and brings to light a history of Britain that has been misfiled and side-lined in order to mask Britain’s part in slavery and the slave-trade. I believe it is paramount to read this book, especially at a time when the myth of a ‘post-racial’ society has been powerfully dispelled.

Sofia, Marketing Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 09/11/2016

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