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Black Experience and the Empire : Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series - Philip D. Morgan

Black Experience and the Empire

Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series

By: Philip D. Morgan (Editor), Sean Hawkins (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780199260294
Number Of Pages: 300

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This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style. The black experience varied greatly across space and over time. Accordingly, thirteen substantive essays and a scene-setting introduction range from West Africa in the sixteenth century, through the history of the slave trade and slavery down to the 1830s, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century participation of blacks in the empire as workers, soldiers, members of colonial elites, intellectuals, athletes, and musicians. No people were more uprooted and dislocated; or traveled more within the empire; or created more of a trans-imperial culture. In the crucible of the British empire, blacks invented cultural mixes that were precursors to our modern selves - hybrid, fluid, ambiguous, and constantly in motion. SERIES DESCRIPTIONThe purpose of the five volumes of the Oxford History of the British Empire was to provide a comprehensive study of the Empire from its beginning to end, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. The volumes in the Companion Series carry forward this purpose by exploring themes that were not possible to cover adequately in the main series, and to provide fresh interpretations of significant topics.

a substantial volume which should be of as much benefit to historians of modern Britain as to those of its empire, [...] Black Experience and the Empire is, in all, a considerable achievement, and its individual contributors are to be commended for presenting complex processes and ideas in so concise and accessible a way. Bill Nasson, Twentieth Century British History ...stimulating essays... Laura Tabili, Journal of British Studies [an] excellent volume. David Killingray, The Round Table, Vol. 96, No. 389 This volume has a great deal to recommend it: highly qualified experts combine a wealth of information with interpretive 'edge' in chapters that are readable and instructive. The English Historical Review

Preface Sean Hawkins and Philip Morgan: Introduction 1: David Northrup: West Africans and the Atlantic 1500-1800 2: David Richardson: Through a Looking Glass: Olaudah Equiano and African Experiences in the British Slave Trade 3: Philip Morgan: The Black Experience in the British Empire 1680-1810 4: Christopher L. Brown: From Slaves to Subjects: Envisioning an Empire without Slavery 1772-1834 5: Gad Heuman: From Slavery to Freedom: Blacks in the Nineteenth Century British West Indies 6: T. C. McCaskie: Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century 7: Vivian Bickford-Smith: The Betrayal of Creole Elites 1880-1920 8: Diana Jeater: The British Empire and African Women in the Twentieth Century 9: Timothy Parsons: African Participation in the British Empire 10: Frederick Cooper: African Workers and Imperial Designs 11: Howard Johnson: The Black Experience in the British Caribbean in the Twentieth Century 12: Winston James: The Black Experience in Twentieth Century Britain 13: Kwame Anthony Appiah: Language, Race, and the Legacies of the British Empire

ISBN: 9780199260294
ISBN-10: 019926029X
Series: Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.4  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.79