Staying Power

Staying Power : The History of Black People in Britain

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Staying Power is recognised as the definitive history of black people in Britain, an epic story that begins with the Roman conquest and continues to this day. In a comprehensive account, Peter Fryer reveals how Africans, Asians and their descendants, previously hidden from history, have profoundly influenced and shaped events in Britain over the course of the last two thousand years.This new edition includes a foreword by Paul Gilroy explaining the genesis of the book and its continuing significance in black history more

Product details

  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 130 x 214 x 52mm | 821g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 074533072X
  • 9780745330723
  • 416,344

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'Rare in its mastery of the constant historical contradiction: range and at the same time event. Two thousand years is a long time; Fryer never loses his grip in time or place' -- CLR James 'A fascinating account of the growth of the black community in Britain over the past centuries' -- Guardian 'For this retrieval of the lost histories of black Britain Mr Fryer has my deep gratitude. An invaluable book, which manages the rare feat of combining scholarship with readability' -- Salman Rushdieshow more

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

Introduction by Paul Gilroy 1. 'Those kind of people' 2. Necessary Implements 3. Britain's Slave Ports 4. The Black Community Takes Shape 5. Eighteenth Century Voices 6. Slavery & the Law 7. The Rise of English Racism 8. Up from Slavery 9. Challenges to Empire 10. Under Attack 11. The Settlers 12. The New Generationshow more

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