Modern history

Black and British: A Forgotten History

Black and British: A Forgotten History

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.

Introduction: ‘Years of Distant Wandering’

Chapter 1: ‘Sons of Ham’

Chapter 2: ‘Blackamoors’

Chapter 3: ‘For Blacks or Dogs’

Chapter 4: ‘Too Pure an Air for Slaves’

Chapter 5: ‘Province of Freedom’

Chapter 6: ‘The Monster is Dead’

Chapter 7: Moral Mission

Chapter 8: ‘Liberated Africans’

Chapter 9: ‘Cotton is King’

Chapter 10: ‘Mercy in a Massacre’

Chapter 11: ‘Darkest Africa’

Chapter 12: ‘We are a Coloured Empire’

Chapter 13: ‘We Prefer their Company’

Chapter 14: ‘Swamped’

Conclusion

Notes

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