In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster
David Olusoga offers readers a rich and revealing exploration of the
extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the
people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research,
original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare's Othello.
It reveals that behind the South Sea Bubble was Britain's global slave-trading empire and that much of the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery. It shows that Black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of the First World War. Black British history can be read in stately homes, street names, statues and memorials across Britain and is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation.
Unflinching, confronting taboos
and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how black and
white Britons have been intimately entwined for centuries. Black and British is a vital re-examination of a shared history, published to accompany the landmark BBC Two series
Black and British : A Forgotten History - David Olusoga
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