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 history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 12.7mm | 276.69g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745303420
  • 9780745303420
  • 1,949,792

Table of contents

Part 1: How Britain Became 'Great Britain'

Britain & Its Empire

The Triangular Trade


The Caribbean from 1834


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

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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 Statesman
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About Peter Fryer

Peter Fryer (1927-2006) was a jazz-playing Marxist author and activist. He was expelled from the Communist Party in 1956 for rejecting Stalinism, and later fought the imperial mendacity of whitewashed British history, authoring the now-classic Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain (Pluto, 2018).
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