We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .


Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Staying Power


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gary Younge
Introduction by Paul Gilroy
1. 'Those Kinde of People'
2. 'Necessary Implements'
3. Britain's Slave Ports
4. The Black Community Takes Shape
5. Eighteenth-Century Voices
6. Slavery and the Law
7. The Rise of English Racism
8. Up from Slavery
9. Challenges to Empire
10. Under Attack
11. The Settlers
12. The New Generation
Suggestions for Further Reading

About the Author

Peter Fryer (1927-2006) was a British writer and journalist, whose coverage of the arrival of citizens from the Caribbean onboard the HMT Empire Windrush led to a deep and long-lasting interest in the histories of Black Britons. In 1984, he wrote the classic book Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain (Pluto, 2018). Gary Younge is a journalist, author and broadcaster. He is editor-at-large for The Guardian. His latest book is Another Day in the Death of America (Guardian Faber Publishing, 2017).


'Encyclopedic, courageous and passionately written there is no more important and no more ground breaking a book on Black British history than Staying Power. Everyone who has researched or written on the subject since its publication in 1984 owes something to Fryer'

-- David Olusoga, author of 'Black and British: A Forgotten History'
'Wonderful' -- Lenny Henry
'Rare in its mastery' -- CLR James
'A fascinating account of the growth of the black community in Britain over the past centuries' -- Guardian
'For this retrieval of the lost histories of black Britain Mr Fryer has my deep gratitude. An invaluable book, which manages the rare feat of combining scholarship with readability' -- Salman Rushdie

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Look for similar items by category
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top