Reconstructing the Black Past: Blacks in Britain 1780-1830 [NOOK Book]

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This book examines the character and composition of the black population of Britain between 1780 and 1830, previous studies of which have been hampered by a lack of demographic evidence. Drawing heavily from data collected from parish registers, contemporary newspapers and journals, parliamentary papers and the records of merchants involved in the slave trade, the author ventures beyond existing research to examine the age structure and sex ratios of the black population; family marriage patterns; and the ...

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Reconstructing the Black Past: Blacks in Britain 1780-1830

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Overview

This book examines the character and composition of the black population of Britain between 1780 and 1830, previous studies of which have been hampered by a lack of demographic evidence. Drawing heavily from data collected from parish registers, contemporary newspapers and journals, parliamentary papers and the records of merchants involved in the slave trade, the author ventures beyond existing research to examine the age structure and sex ratios of the black population; family marriage patterns; and the occupations of black men and women.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136300318
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Tables
List of Figures
1 The Historiography of Black People in Britain circa 1780-1830 1
2 The Black Numbers Conundrum: A Step Towards Quantification 18
3 Myths and Stereotypes: A Study of Changing Black Images 38
4 Servant, Sailor, Soldier, Tailor, Beggarman: Black Survival in White Society 56
5 Thief, Victim, Witness, Transportee: The Black Presence through Criminal Records 82
6 Lascars: Eastern Seamen in London 104
7 In Search of the Invisible: Black Family and Community 118
8 New Departures and Dimensions 138
Appendices 140
Bibliography 148
Index 155
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