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Peter Fryer reveals how the ideology of racism was used as justification for acquiring and expanding ...
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 the colonies were deliber-ately 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 was born in Yorkshire and now lives in London. Black People in the British Empire complements his highly acclaimed earlier work, Staying Power, first published by Pluto Press in 1984.
|Part I||How Britain Became 'Great Britain'|
|1.||Britain and its Empire||3|
|2.||The Triangular Trade||5|
|4.||The Caribbean from 1834||25|
|The Abolition of Slavery||25|
|Britain's 'Tropical Farms'||29|
|5.||Africa (other than Southern Africa)||33|
|6.||Territories of White Settlement||38|
|7.||Profits of Empire||49|
|8.||How Black People were Ruled||51|
|9.||The Empire and the British Working Class||54|
|10.||The Concept of Race||61|
|11.||Racism and Slavery||63|
|12.||Racism and Empire||66|
|13.||The Reproduction of Racism||73|
|14.||The Struggle against Slavery||85|
|15.||The Caribbean after Emancipation||98|
|Notes and References||127|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||161|