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Black People in the British Empire

Fryer, Peter, Dadzie, Stella
Format: Paperback
Publisher: PLUTO PRESS
Published: June 9, 2021
ISBN: 9780745343693
208 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£14.99

‘Fantastic … the most important book on Black British history’ – Akala

Black People in the British Empire is a challenge to the official version of British history. It tells the story of Britain’s exploitation and oppression of its subject peoples in its colonies, and in particular the people of Africa, Asia and AustralasiaPeter Fryer reveals how the ideology of racism was used as justification for acquiring and expanding the Empire; how the British Industrial Revolution developed out of profits from the slave trade; and how the colonies were deliberately de-industrialised to create a market for British manufacturers.

In describing the frequency and the scale of revolts by subject peoples against slavery and foreign domination – and the brutality used in crushing them – Peter Fryer exposes the true history of colonialism, and restores to Black people their central role in Britain’s past.

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