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Britain's Black Past

Gretchen H. Gerzina


The presence and history of black people in Britain, going back centuries, has been obscured, forgotten and misunderstood. This book, which expands upon the Radio 4 series of the same name, uses new archival discoveries and fresh scholarly interpretations to recover the stories of some of the black individuals, groups and communities whose lives in England were shaped and restricted by slavery and racism during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In eighteen chapters by different contributors, readers encounter black figures from the past who span the social and economic spectrum from dom ... More

Keywords: black presence, slave trade, black domestic servants, 18th century

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621600
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gretchen H. Gerzina, editor
University of Massachusetts

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Chapter Five Black Runaways in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Stephen Mullen, Nelson Mundell and Simon P. Newman

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