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5.0 out of 5 stars The Oxford Companion to Black British History, 2 Feb. 2011
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A brilliant reference book, covering from Roman times to 2006. It is easy to find the exact person or event that you are researching. Every home should have one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Black British History, 4 May 2012
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J. Robinson (London, England) - See all my reviews
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As is often the case unfortunately, Black British history is under-represented and lacks documentation. Often when looking at 'black' history, we are directed to many things American, and whilst some of its historical perspectives may be used as a means to evaluate British history, it cannot provide a wholistic picture for 'people of colour' in Britain. Indeed, it cannot provide a whole picture of ALL of British history for which black, white and everything else in between is entwined. The very title 'Black British History' makes plain the book's simple, but important content. At the very least it should be on every educational institution's bookshelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent account of Black British History,, 20 Jan. 2015
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Malcolm (Edlesborough, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Oxford Companion to Black British History (Oxford Companions) (Hardcover)
I purchased this book as a Christmas gift for a Jamaican friend
who said that she "loves it".
It covers black history from the time of Lucius Septimus Severus
the Roman Emperor of African origin who died in AD 211 at York.
It deals with Emancipation, Mary Seacole and the two World
Wars where many black soldiers fought and died.
There is a feature on the Windrush generation and the book
includes potted histories of modern influential writers,
and social commentators such as Darcus Howe and the MP
Bernie Grant, plus lots more.

A publication of the Oxford University Press with significant
input from Dr David Dabydeen, the Guyanese born writer and
academic, John Gilmore and Cecily Jones.

An ideal reference companion to grace the bookshelves of anyone
with a serious interest in the contribution by black people to
British history.
592 pages, first published in 2007, OUP.
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