Black Experience and the Empire

Black Experience and the Empire

by Philip D. Morgan
     
 


This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style. The black experience varied greatly across space and over time. Accordingly, thirteen substantive essays and a scene-setting introduction range from West… See more details below

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This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style. The black experience varied greatly across space and over time. Accordingly, thirteen substantive essays and a scene-setting introduction range from West Africa in the sixteenth century, through the history of the slave trade and slavery down to the 1830s, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century participation of blacks in the empire as workers, soldiers, members of colonial elites, intellectuals, athletes, and musicians. No people were more uprooted and dislocated; or traveled more within the empire; or created more of a trans-imperial culture. In the crucible of the British empire, blacks invented cultural mixes that were precursors to our modern selves - hybrid, fluid, ambiguous, and constantly in motion.

SERIES DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of the five volumes of the Oxford History of the British Empire was to provide a comprehensive study of the Empire from its beginning to end, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. The volumes in the Companion Series carry forward this purpose by exploring themes that were not possible to cover adequately in the main series, and to provide fresh interpretations of significant topics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199290673
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/27/2006
Series:
Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction, Sean Hawkins and Philip Morgan
1. West Africans and the Atlantic 1500-1800, David Northrup
2. Through a Looking Glass: Olaudah Equiano and African Experiences in the British Slave Trade, David Richardson
3. The Black Experience in the British Empire 1680-1810, Philip Morgan
4. From Slaves to Subjects: Envisioning an Empire without Slavery 1772-1834, Christopher L. Brown
5. From Slavery to Freedom: Blacks in the Nineteenth Century British West Indies, Gad Heuman
6. Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century, T. C. McCaskie
7. The Betrayal of Creole Elites 1880-1920, Vivian Bickford-Smith
8. The British Empire and African Women in the Twentieth Century, Diana Jeater
9. African Participation in the British Empire, Timothy Parsons
10. African Workers and Imperial Designs, Frederick Cooper
11. The Black Experience in the British Caribbean in the Twentieth Century, Howard Johnson
12. The Black Experience in Twentieth Century Britain, Winston James
13. Language, Race, and the Legacies of the British Empire, Kwame Anthony Appiah

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