Black Edwardians: Black People in Britain, 1901-1914

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - History - 279 pages
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Detailing the participation in British social life, in the first years of the 20th century, of people of African birth of descent, this study reveals the presence of black people in all walks of life all over the British Isles at the height of the imperialist era - challenging conventional views on imperialism, racism and British social history. Jeffr ey Green uses contemporary newspapers, books and memoirs of the era, archive documentation, oral history, family papers and photographs to detail black people's lives and achievements.
 

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Contents

Imperial exhibits
1
Imperial visitors
15
The working class
42
In the service of the king
68
Entertaining the multitudes
80
A revelation in strange humanity
115
Armed pygmies at parliament June 1905
124
The first commercial recordings in Britain of African music and language were in August 1905
127
Dr John Alcindor played cricket for relaxation
180
The black bourgeoisie
183
Samuel ColeridgeTaylor composer c 1904
184
ColeridgeTaylor relaxing in his Surrey garden
185
ColeridgeTaylor conducting choir and orchestra
191
Duse Mohamed editor and author wrote to Coleridge Taylors widow
193
Dr James Jackson Brown with family and friends in Scarborough 1906
195
George Christians African business was based in Liverpool
204

The Congo pygmies relax in Yorkshire
132
Children the young and students
138
Dr Scholes writes to Alain Locke at Oxford
150
Alain Locke the first Black Rhodes Scholar 1908
152
Pixley Seme New Yorkeducated law student at Oxford
153
the challenge between equals
162
Joseph BarbourJames in his school soccer team 1908
163
James Peters plays rugby for England 1907
165
Walter Tull star of Tottenham Hotspur 1910
168
Charles Olliviere Derbyshire county batsman
169
Jack Johnson world champion heavyweight boxer 1911
175
Margaret Archer 1913
210
John Archer Mayor of Battersea London 1913
211
Jane Roberts widow of the first president of the Republic of Liberia lived in London
212
In the service of their Lord
220
Unidentified churchman who visited Oxfordshire 1907
221
Writers
237
Connections at the empires centre 1914
262
The Jenkins Orphanage band London 1914
263
Selected bibliography
271
Index
273
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About the author (1998)

Green is an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, and amateur environmentalist.

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