The Oxford Companion to Black British History

Hardcover | April 8, 2007

EditorDavid Dabydeen, John Gilmore, Cecily Jones

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the long and fascinating history of black people in the British Isles, from African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century AD, through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermyto Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the 'Black Florence Nightingale', and Walter Tull, footballer and First World War officer, to our own day. It considers such key concepts as Emancipation and Reparations. It is also timely: the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority highlighted in their annualreport of December 2005 the need to give more attention to the wider teaching of black history. OCBBH brings together a unique collection of articles which provides an overview of the black presence in Britain, and the rich and diverse contribution made to British society.

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the long and fascinating history of black people in the British Isles, from African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century AD, through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermyto Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the 'Black...

Professor David Dabydeen, critic, writer, and novelist, born in Guyana, was educated at Cambridge, London and Oxford Universities. He is a Professor in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. His publications include The Black Presence in English Literature (1985); Hogarth's Blacks (1987); Black Writers in Brita...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.97 inPublished:April 8, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192804391

ISBN - 13:9780192804396

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IntroductionEditors, Advisory Editors, and ContributorsNote to the ReaderThematic Contents ListA-Z entriesTimelineSelect Bibliography

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`A pioneering work that will be valuable to any scholar interested in the Atlantic world. Filled with enlightening histories of previously obscure people of color throughout British history, this eye-opening companion will fascinate and educate students and scholars alike.'Graham Russell Gao Hodges, Colgate University