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Black People in the British Empire

Black People in the British Empire

Peter Fryer

Series: Pluto Classics

Exposes the exploitation and oppression of Britain's colonies, and restores black people to their rightful place in Britain's history

In the sequel to his much-acclaimed Staying Power, Peter Fryer exposes the exploitation and oppression of Britain's colonies, and restores black people to their rightful place in Britain's history.

Peter Fryer (1927-2006) was a jazz-playing Marxist author and activist. He was expelled from the Communist Party in 1956 for rejecting Stalinism, and later fought the imperial mendacity of whitewashed British history, authoring the now-classic Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain (Pluto, 2018).

'A grim yet inspiring account of brutal repression and resistance ... Fryer throws the darker side of the empire into graphic and harrowing relief' - New Statesman

'This is a stimulating book which raises important and often uncomfortable questions' - International Affairs

'An important contribution to the struggle against racism' - Race & Class

Part 1: How Britain Became 'Great Britain'
Britain & Its Empire
The Triangular Trade
India
The Caribbean from 1834
Africa
Territories of White Settlement
Profits of Empire
How Black People were Ruled
The Empire & the British Working Class
Part 2: Racism
The Concept of Race
Racism and Slavery
Racism and Empire
The Reproduction of Racism
The Struggle Against Slavery
The Caribbean after Emancipation
India
Published by Pluto Press in Oct 1988
Paperback ISBN: 9780745303420

190 pages

135mm x 215mm