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Black and British: An Illustrated History

by David Olusoga

Hardback £16.99
Published 11th November 2021, 80 pages
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This beautiful hardback gift book is a stunning visual journey through Black British history for younger readers by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga and illustrated by Jake Alexander and Melleny Taylor.

The essential starting place for anyone who wants to learn about Black British History. David Olusoga’s thought provoking text charts the forgotten histories of Black people in Britain from Roman times right through to the present day. From Roman Africans guarding Hadrian’s Wall, to an African trumpeter in the court of Henry the Eighth, Black Georgians fighting for the abolition of slavery, Black soldiers fighting for Britain in the First World War, Windrush and right up today. These are the stories that brought us all together in this country.

When did Africans first come to Britain?

Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings?

Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution?

These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history.

This children’s edition of the bestseller Black and British: A Forgotten History is beautifully illustrated in full-colour with maps, portrait galleries, timelines, photos and portraits.

Details

Black and British: An Illustrated History
by David Olusoga, Jake Alexander and Melleny Taylor

ISBN
9781529052954

Publisher
Pan Macmillan

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Nov. 11, 2021

Dimensions
30.8cm x 25.8cm x 1.3cm

Page count
80 pages