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Black British History


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Introduction - Hakim Adi 1. 'Blackamoores' Have their Own Names in Early Modern England - Onyeka Nubia 2. Between Colony and Metropole: Empire, Race and Power in Eighteenth-Century Britain - Molly Corlett 3. 'Race', Rank, and the Politics of Inter-war Commemoration of African and Caribbean Servicemen in Britain - John Siblon 4. 'You ask for bread, they give you hot lead': When Caribbean Radicals Protested Conscription for Colonial Subjects - Kesewa John 5. Before Notting Hill: The Causeway Green 'Riots' of 1949 - Kevin Searle 6. History Beyond Borders: Teaching Black Britain and Reimagining Black Liberation - Kennetta Perry 7. 'The Spirit of Bandung' in 1970s Britain: The Black Liberation Front's Revolutionary Transnationalism - W. Chris Johnson 8. The Evolution of Ideas and Practices Amongst African-centred Organisations in the UK 1975-2015 - Claudius Adisa Steven 9. The New Cross Fire 1981 and its Aftermath - Carol Pierre 10. The Long Road of Pan-African Liberation to Reparatory Justice - Esther Stanford-Xosei 11. Quest for a Cohesive Diaspora African Community: Reliving Historic Experiences by Black Zimbabweans in Britain - Christopher Roy Zembe

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An unparalleled study of the black British experience, unearthing its crucial yet largely forgotten role in shaping British history.

About the Author

Hakim Adi is Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester, UK and a trustee of the Black Cultural Archive in London. He also has served as an historical advisor to the Museum of London Docklands, and to the Black Cultural Archive's Young Historians project. His other works include Introduction to Black British History (2018), Pan-Africanism: A Global History (2018), and Pan-Africanism and Communism (2013).


A truly ground-breaking collection bringing new and important insights to the history of Black people in Britain. Black British History is a powerful body of work that reimagines the role Blackness in Britain. An indispensable contribution to how we understand Britain. * Kehinde Andrews, author of Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century *

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