Black Edwardians: Black People in Britain, 1901-1914
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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1 Imperial exhibits
2 Imperial visitors
3 The working class
4 In the service of the king
5 Entertaining the multitudes
6 A revelation in strange humanity
7 Children the young and students
the challenge between equals
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