Black Tommies

Black Tommies PDF Author: Ray Costello
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1781384274
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208

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Black Tommies is the first book entirely dedicated to the part played by soldiers of African descent in the British regular army during the First World War. If African colonial troops have been ignored by historians, the existence of any substantial narrative around Black British soldiers enlisting in the United Kingdom during the First World War is equally unknown, even in military circles. Much more material is now coming to light, such as the oral testimony of veterans, and the author has researched widely to gather fresh and original material for this fascinating book from primary documentary sources in archives to private material kept in the metaphorical (and actual) shoe boxes of descendants of black Tommies. Reflecting the global nature of the conflict, Black Tommies takes us on a journey from Africa to the Caribbean and North America to the streets of British port cities such as Cardiff, Liverpool and those of North Eastern England. This exciting book also explodes the myth of Second Lieutenant Walter Tull being the first, or only, black officer in the British Army and endeavours to give the narrative of black soldiers a firm basis for future scholars to build upon by tackling an area of British history previously ignored.

Black Tommies

Black Tommies PDF Author: R. Costello
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 178138018X
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 216

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Offers an overview of the role played by Black British soldiers in the First World War.

Black and British

Black and British PDF Author: David Olusoga
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447299744
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 592

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'[A] comprehensive and important history of black Britain . . . Written with a wonderful clarity of style and with great force and passion.' – Kwasi Kwarteng, Sunday Times In this vital re-examination of a shared history, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga tells the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. This edition, fully revised and updated, features a new chapter encompassing the Windrush scandal and the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, events which put black British history at the centre of urgent national debate. Black and British is vivid confirmation that black history can no longer be kept separate and marginalised. It is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation and it belongs to us all. Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination, Elizabethan ‘blackamoors’ and the global slave-trading empire. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars. Black British history is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation. It is not a singular history, but one that belongs to us all. Unflinching, confronting taboos, and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how the lives of black and white Britons have been entwined for centuries. Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. Winner of the Longman History Today Trustees’ Award. A Waterstones History Book of the Year. Longlisted for the Orwell Prize. Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize.

Black British History

Black British History PDF Author: Hakim Adi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1786994275
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 241

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For over 1500 years before the Empire Windrush docked on British shores, people of African descent have played a significant and far-ranging role in the country's history, from the African soldiers on Hadrian's Wall to the Black British intellectuals who made London a hub of radical, Pan-African ideas. But while there has been a growing interest in this history, there has been little recognition of the sheer breadth and diversity of the Black British experience, until now. This collection combines the latest work from both established and emerging scholars of Black British history. It spans the centuries from the first Black Britons to the latest African migrants, covering everything from Africans in Tudor England to the movement for reparations, and the never ending struggles against racism in between. An invaluable resource for both future scholarship and those looking for a useful introduction to Black British history, Black British History: New Perspectives has the potential to transform our understanding of Britain, and of its place in the world.

Britain's Black Past

Britain's Black Past PDF Author: Gretchen H. Gerzina
Publisher:
ISBN: 1789621607
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 382

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In recent years researchers, both affiliated and independent, havedone exciting new research on black people in Britain in the eighteenth andearly nineteenth centuries, and even earlier. This book gathers this new workon people and events into a single, exciting new volume.

White Mythic Space

White Mythic Space PDF Author: Stefan Aguirre Quiroga
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311072930X
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 174

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The fall of 2016 saw the release of the widely popular First World War video game Battlefield 1. Upon the game's initial announcement and following its subsequent release, Battlefield 1 became the target of an online racist backlash that targeted the game's inclusion of soldiers of color. Across social media and online communities, players loudly proclaimed the historical inaccuracy of black soldiers in the game and called for changes to be made that correct what they considered to be a mistake that was influenced by a supposed political agenda. Through the introduction of the theoretical framework of the ‘White Mythic Space’, this book seeks to investigate the reasons behind the racist rejection of soldiers of color by Battlefield 1 players in order to answer the question: Why do individuals reject the presence of people of African descent in popular representations of history?

Letters to Gil

Letters to Gil PDF Author: Malik Al Nasir
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008464456
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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‘A searing, triumphant story. A testament to the tenacity of the human spirit as well as a beautiful ode to an iconic figure’ IRENOSEN OKOJIE

African and Afro-Caribbean Repatriation, 1919–1922

African and Afro-Caribbean Repatriation, 1919–1922 PDF Author: Jane L. Chapman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319688138
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 90

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This book is the first attempt to analyse records of people of Afro-Caribbean origin who appealed against repatriation during the painful period after Britain’s 1919 race riots. Revealing personal letters and petitions from the West Indies, West Africa, and the UK, Jane Chapman demonstrates that conflict adjustment involving individual voices needs to be highlighted. She asks, what was the human environment, the dilemmas and the racist compulsions making transnational experiences in the British Empire so poignant? Analysing both the opinions of civil servants on appellants’ statements of hardship and requests for financial help, and the voices of the appellants themselves, this book aims to rediscover black people’s hidden heritage.

Minorities and the First World War

Minorities and the First World War PDF Author: Hannah Ewence
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137539755
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 300

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This book examines the particular experience of ethnic, religious and national minorities who participated in the First World War as members of the main belligerent powers: Britain, France, Germany and Russia. Individual chapters explore themes including contested loyalties, internment, refugees, racial violence, genocide and disputed memories from 1914 through into the interwar years to explore how minorities made the transition from war to peace at the end of the First World War. The first section discusses so-called ‘friendly minorities’, considering the way in which Jews, Muslims and refugees lived through the war and its aftermath. Section two looks at fears of ‘enemy aliens’, which prompted not only widespread internment, but also violence and genocide. The third section considers how the wartime experience of minorities played out in interwar Europe, exploring debates over political representation and remembrance. Bridging the gap between war and peace, this is the ideal book for all those interested in both First World War and minority histories.

The school managers' series of reading books. Standard 1-6. Intr. primer [and] Standard 1-6

The school managers' series of reading books. Standard 1-6. Intr. primer [and] Standard 1-6 PDF Author: Alexander Ronald Grant
Publisher:
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Languages : en
Pages :

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