The editors of the new Oxford Companion to Black British History have done us a great service...They have come up with a volume which is gripping, full of extraordinary people, events and insights. (Joanna Blythman, Sunday Herald (Glasgow - Seven Days)
[A] most useful compendium of our recent knowledge. (Journal of the Historical Association
[There are] countless captivating facts in this tour de force of debunking and education...The OCBBH is packed with enough enlightenment and sheer serendipity to make one wish it were twice as long. Anyone who wants to understand what British is all about should buy a copy. (Margaret Busby, The Independent (Review)
An essential reference book and the first of its kind...This is an informative and fascinating read, which every black household should have. (Pride Magazine
A magisterial excavation of black Britain...every student in the country should read it. (Christina Patterson, The Independent
Essential (Graham Gendall Norton, History Today
About the Author
David Dabydeen is a Professor in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. Recent publications include Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Black Writers in the British Romantic Period (1999), and the novel A Harlot's Progress, which was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Guyana's Ambassador to UNESCO.
John Gilmore is a lecturer in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. Recent publications include A-Z of Barbados Heritage, Empires and Conquests, and Freedom and Change.
Cecily Jones is a member of the Sociology Department of the University of Warwick, where she is Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Caribbean Studies.
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