Black People in the British Empire
The follow-up to Peter Fryer's modern classic, Staying Power
Peter Fryer reveals how the ideology of racism was used as justification for acquiring and expanding the Empire; how the British Industrial Revolution developed out of profits from the slave trade; and how the colonies were deliberately de-industrialised to create a market for British manufacturers.
In describing the frequency and the scale of revolts by subject peoples against slavery and foreign domination - and the brutality used in crushing them - Peter Fryer exposes the true history of colonialism, and restores to Black people their central role in Britain's past.
Peter Fryer (1927-2006) was a British writer and journalist, whose coverage of the arrival of citizens from the Caribbean onboard the HMT Empire Windrush led to a deep and long-lasting interest in the histories of Black Britons. In 1984, he wrote the classic book Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain (Pluto, 2018).
'Fantastic… the most important book on Black British history’� - Akala
Britain & Its Empire
The Triangular Trade
The Caribbean from 1834
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
eBook ISBN: 9780745343716
135mm x 215mm