Black People in the British Empire

Black People in the British Empire

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In the sequel to his much-acclaimed Staying Power, Peter Fryer exposes the exploitation and oppression of Britain's colonies, and restores black people to their rightful place in Britain's more

Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 142.2 x 213.9 x 12.7mm | 276.7g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745303420
  • 9780745303420
  • 1,786,315

About Peter Fryer

Peter Fryer is the author of the classic Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain and, more recently, Rhythms of Resistance: African Musical Heritage in Brazil, also available from Pluto Press. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary who recognised his "continuous support of the Hungarian revolution and freedom fight". He died in more

Table of contents

Part 1: How Britain Became 'Great Britain' Britain & Its Empire The Triangular Trade India The Caribbean from 1834 Africa Territories of White Settlement Profits of Empire How Black People were Ruled The Empire & the British Working Class Part 2: Racism The Concept of Race Racism and Slavery Racism and Empire The Reproduction of Racism The Struggle Against Slavery The Caribbean after Emancipation Indiashow more

Review quote

'An important contribution to the struggle against racism' -- Race & Class 'This is a stimulating book which raises important and often uncomfortable questions' -- International Affairs 'A grim yet inspiring account of brutal repression and resistance ... Fryer throws the darker side of the empire into graphic and harrowing relief' -- New Statesmanshow more

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