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Making the Black Atlantic : Britain and the African diaspora

James Walvin (Author)
This is the first text to present a coherent story of the African exile, of its origins, progress and transformation from bondage to freedom, within the broadest context, and with particular reference to Britain's central role
eBook, English, 2016
Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2016
1 online resource
9781474292900, 1474292909
Introduction: the African diaspora. Part 1 The metropolis: images of Africa; black Britain; fruits of slave labours; slavery, commerce and empire. Part 2 Africans in exile: the plantation; slave production, slave consumption; slave culture; looking at slaves; the iconography of slavery. Part 3 Decline and fall: Quakers and other friends; women, Wilberforce and black freedom; feeling superior - the culture of anti- slavery. Part 4 Consequences: in the shadow of slavery; freedom, racism and the industrializing world; home to roost - migration to Britain; the new world order - race in a post-colonial world.