The Oxford Companion to Black British History

The Oxford Companion to Black British History

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Edited by David Dabydeen, Edited by John Gilmore, Edited by Cecily Jones

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 28mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 18 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199238944
  • ISBN 13: 9780199238941
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised
  • Sales rank: 1,006,039

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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 taxidermy to Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the 'Black Florence Nightingale', and Walter Tull, footballer and First World War officer, to the 'Windrush Generation' and our own day. Extended entries for key concepts, such as Emancipation and Reparations. It is a timely book: the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority highlighted in their annual report 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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Author information

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.

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Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS; THEMATIC CONTENTS LIST; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTE TO THE READER; A-Z ENTRIES; CHRONOLOGY; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX