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Black Lives in the English Archives, 1500-1677: Imprints of the Invisible

Black Lives in the English Archives, 1500-1677: Imprints of the Invisible

by Imtiaz Habib
Black Lives in the English Archives, 1500-1677: Imprints of the Invisible

Black Lives in the English Archives, 1500-1677: Imprints of the Invisible

by Imtiaz Habib

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Overview

Containing an urgently needed archival database of historical evidence, this volume includes both a consolidated presentation of the documentary records of black people in Tudor and Stuart England, and an interpretive narrative that confirms and significantly extends the insights of current theoretical excursus on race in early modern England. Here for the first time Imtiaz Habib collects the scattered references to black people-whether from Africa, India or America-in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England, and arranges them into a systematic, chronological descriptive index. He offers an extended historical and theoretical interpretation of the records in six chapters, which serve as an introductory guide to the index even as they articulate a specific argument about the meaning of the records. Both the archival information and interpretive scholarship provide a strong framework from which future historical debates on race in early modern England can proceed.


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ISBN-13: 9781317173946
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Imtiaz Habib is an Associate Professor of English at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, USA. His previous books include Shakespeare and Race: Postcolonial Praxis in the Early Modern Period (2000), and Shakespeare's Pluralistic Concepts of Character: A Study in Dramatic Anamorphism (1993).

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Missing (Black) Subject

1 Early Tudor Black Records The Mixed Beginnings of a Black Population

2 Elizabethan London Black RecordsThe Writing of Absence

3 Black Records of Seventeenth-Century LondonABenign Neglect and the Legislation of Enslavement

4 Black People outside London, 1558–1677The Provincial Backdrop

5 Indians and OthersThe Protocolonial Dream

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