a Forgotten History
In this book David Olusoga tells the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. It's a story that reaches back to Roman Britain, Elizabethan 'blackamoors' and the global slave-trading empire. Black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in both world wars, while the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery. This edition, fully revised and updated, features a new chapter encompassing the Windrush scandal and the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, events that put black British history at the centre of urgent national debate. Black and British is vivid confirmation that black history can no longer be kept separate and marginalised. It is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation and it belongs to us all.
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