Black Edwardians: Black People in Britain, 1901-1914

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Psychology Press, 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

1 Imperial exhibits
1
2 Imperial visitors
15
3 The working class
42
4 In the service of the king
68
5 Entertaining the multitudes
80
6 A revelation in strange humanity
115
7 Children the young and students
138
the challenge between equals
162
9 The black bourgeoisie
183
10 In the service of their Lord
220
11 Writers
237
12 Connections at the empires centre 1914
262
Selected bibliography
271
Index
273
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Green is an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, and amateur environmentalist.

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