Editors: Edited by David Dabydeen, John Gilmore and Cecily Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: £30:00 (Hardback)
The Oxford Companion to Black British History
- Explores the Black experience in the British Isles from Roman times to the present day
- Detailed timeline charts key dates for people and events from the 2nd century AD to the 21st century
- Edited by David Dabydeen, prize-winning novelist and noted academic, and respected scholars John Gilmore and Cecily Jones
- Written by more than 100 specialists under the direction of Professor Dabydeen, his colleagues, and a distinguished team of advisers.
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 our own day. It considers such key concepts as Emancipation and Reparations. It is also timely: 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.
The book will appeal to a wide readership including university academics, A-level and undergraduate students, and teachers, together with those involved in commenting on subjects relating to the Black British community. It will also appeal to general readers with an interest in Black British history.