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Reconstructing the Black past Blacks in Britain 1780-1830
Reconstructing the Black past Blacks in Britain 1780-1830
Myers Norma1986
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Subject: Historical studies of the black population in Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries have concentrated on the abolitionist movement and issues surrounding the legality of slavery. The blacks who have captured most attention have been intellectuals such as Equiano, Sancho and Cugoano, but the vast majority of black people in Britain at this time were working class. This volume captures the experiences of those people who have hitherto remianed largely invisible. The character and composition of the black population as a whole during this period have been neglected, largely for want of reliable demographic evidence. Drawing heavily on little-used source materials including parish registers, contemporary newspapers and journals, criminal records and the papers of Liverpool's slave merchants, Norma Myers examines the sex ratios, age structure, family patterns and the occupations of black men and the women to build an accurate historical profile of Britain's black community.
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Imprint:
London 1986 Frank Cass
ISBN:
0714645761
Dewey class:
HI.1MYE
Local class:
HI.1/MYE
Language:
English
BRN:
1836963
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