The Oxford Companion to Black British History is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the long and fascinating history of black people in the British Isles, from African auxiliaries stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the 2nd century AD, through John Edmonstone, who taught taxidermy to Charles Darwin, Mary Seacole, the 'Black Florence Nightingale', and Walter Tull, footballer and First World War officer, to the 'Windrush Generation' and our own day. It also includes extended entries for key concepts, such as Emancipation and Reparations. This is a timely book: the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority highlighted in their annual report of December 2005 the need to give more attention to the wider teaching of black history. OCBBH brings together a unique collection of articles which provides an overview of the black presence in Britain, and the rich and diverse contribution made to British society.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS; THEMATIC CONTENTS LIST; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTE TO THE READER; THE OXFORD COMPANION TO BLACK BRITISH HISTORY; CHRONOLOGY; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
David Dabydeen, critic, writer, and novelist, is a Professor in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. John Gilmore is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Caribbean Studies and the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick. Cecily Jones is a member of the Sociology Department of the University of Warwick, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Caribbean Studies there.