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Publisher Comments:

The first ever reference work to explore the full story of black people in Britain, this Companion is an essential resource for anyone who wants to understand this long and fascinating history from classical times to the present day. It brings together a unique collection of articles--more

than 400 entries written by more than 100 specialists--that provide an overview of the black presence in Britain, and the rich and diverse contribution made to British society. The A-Z guide includes entries for landmark figures, key events, concepts (such as Emancipation and Reparations), and

historical accounts. Subject areas include medicine, military history, art, music, sports, and education. Entries range from the African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century A.D., through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermy to Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the "Black

Florence Nightingale," and Walter Tull, a professional soccer player and First World War officer. The Companion includes a detailed timeline that charts key dates for people and events from the second century AD to the present. The guide will be of tremendous interest to those interested in

virtually any subject relating to the Black British community, or anyone interested in finding out about the history of expatriated Africans outside the Americas.

"This is a magisterial work--bold in conception, brilliant in execution. What is most striking is its importance to African American Studies. Quite rightly, this exceedingly insightful work belongs on the shelves of not just scholars and libraries in the field of Black Studies, but all those

interested individually or collectively in Britain, Africa and/or North America."

--Gerald Horne, Editor, Encyclopedia of African American History

"A pioneering work that will be valuable to any scholar interested in the Atlantic world."

-Graham Russell Gao Hodges, Colgate University

"There are countless captivating facts in this tour de force of debunking and education...The OCBBH is packed with enough enlightenment and sheer serendipity to make one wish it were twice as long."

--Margaret Busby, The Independent

Book News Annotation:

This is a paperbound reprint of a 2007 book. Dabydeen, Gilmore, and Jones (all U. of Warwick, UK) offers coverage of some 2,000 years of the history of black people in the British Isles, from African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century A.D. to contemporary issues relating to refugees and asylum-seekers. Some 400 cross- referenced entries, presented in an A-Z format, offer an informative picture of the rich and diverse contributions made by landmark figures, the key events, and major concepts--such as Emancipation and Reparations--in Black British history. The entries are supplemented with an introductory essay; a thematic contents list, grouping the entries within 16 categories; a chronology; a select bibliography; and a select index. For students, scholars, academics, researchers, and general readers. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The first ever reference work to explore the full story of black people in Britain, this Companion is an essential resource for anyone who wants to understand this long and fascinating history from classical times to the present day. It brings together a unique collection of articles--more than 400 entries written by more than 100 specialists--that provide an overview of the black presence in Britain, and the rich and diverse contribution made to British society. The A-Z guide includes entries for landmark figures, key events, concepts (such as Emancipation and Reparations), and historical accounts. Subject areas include medicine, military history, art, music, sports, and education. Entries range from the African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century A.D., through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermy to Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the "Black Florence Nightingale," and Walter Tull, a professional soccer player and First World War officer. The Companion includes a detailed timeline that charts key dates for people and events from the second century AD to the present. The guide will be of tremendous interest to those interested in virtually any subject relating to the Black British community, or anyone interested in finding out about the history of expatriated Africans outside the Americas.

About the Author

David Dabydeen is a Professor in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. Recent publications include Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Black Writers in the British Romantic Period (1999), and the novel A Harlot's Progress, which was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Guyana's Ambassador to UNESCO.

John Gilmore is a lecturer in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. Recent publications include A-Z of Barbados Heritage, Empires and Conquests, and Freedom and Change.

Cecily Jones is a member of the Sociology Department of the University of Warwick, where she is Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Caribbean Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199238941
Author:
Jones, Cecily
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Dabydeen, David
Editor:
Gilmore, John
Author:
null, David
Author:
Dabydeen, David
Author:
null, John
Author:
Gilmore, John
Author:
null, Cecily
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
History
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Ethnicity -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Blacks -- Great Britain -- History.
Subject:
Black Studies (Global)
Subject:
History, World | British
Subject:
World History-England General
Publication Date:
20081118
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9 x 1.2 in 1.925 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The first ever reference work to explore the full story of black people in Britain, this Companion is an essential resource for anyone who wants to understand this long and fascinating history from classical times to the present day. It brings together a unique collection of articles--more than 400 entries written by more than 100 specialists--that provide an overview of the black presence in Britain, and the rich and diverse contribution made to British society. The A-Z guide includes entries for landmark figures, key events, concepts (such as Emancipation and Reparations), and historical accounts. Subject areas include medicine, military history, art, music, sports, and education. Entries range from the African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century A.D., through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermy to Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the "Black Florence Nightingale," and Walter Tull, a professional soccer player and First World War officer. The Companion includes a detailed timeline that charts key dates for people and events from the second century AD to the present. The guide will be of tremendous interest to those interested in virtually any subject relating to the Black British community, or anyone interested in finding out about the history of expatriated Africans outside the Americas.

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