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The Oxford Companion to Black British History - Oxford Companions (Hardback)
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The Oxford Companion to Black British History - Oxford Companions (Hardback)

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Hardback 592 Pages / Published: 22/03/2007
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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 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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192804396
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 1034 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 50 mm


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The editors of the new Oxford Companion to Black British History have done us a great service...They have come up with a volume which is gripping, full of extraordinary people, events and insights. * Joanna Blythman, Sunday Herald (Glasgow - Seven Days) *
[A] most useful compendium of our recent knowledge. * Journal of the Historical Association *
[There are] countless captivating facts in this tour de force of debunking and education...The OCBBH is packed with enough enlightenment and sheer serendipity to make one wish it were twice as long. Anyone who wants to understand what British is all about should buy a copy. * Margaret Busby, The Independent (Review) *
An essential reference book and the first of its kind...This is an informative and fascinating read, which every black household should have. * Pride Magazine *
A magisterial excavation of black Britain...every student in the country should read it. * Christina Patterson, The Independent *
Essential * Graham Gendall Norton, History Today *

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