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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 33 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation by Colin Grant
    Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation - by Colin Grant

    £18.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787331051 | ISBN 10: 1787331059

    When Colin Grant was growing up in Luton in the 1960s, he learned not to ask his Jamaican parents why they had emigrated to Britain. ‘We’re here because we’re here,’ his father would say. ‘You have some place else to go?’  But now ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black British History: New Perspectives by Hakim Adi (Editor)
    Black British History: New Perspectives - by Hakim Adi (Editor)

    £18.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786994264 | ISBN 10: 1786994267

    An unparalleled study of the black British experience, unearthing its crucial yet largely forgotten role in shaping British history.   For over 1500 years before the Empire Windrush docked on British shores, people of African descent have play ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
    Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children - by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472261915 | ISBN 10: 1472261917

    A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation, featuring David Lammy and Lenny Henry.  Britain was known as the Mother Country: a home away from home; a place that you would be welcomed with open arms; a land where you were free to build a ... more

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    Don't Stop the Carnival: Black Music in Britain - by Kevin le Gendre

    £19.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781845233617 | ISBN 10: 1845233611

    Don’t Stop the Carnival is the story of Black music in Britain from Tudor times to the mid 1960s. It is a story framed by slavery, empire, colonialism and the flow of music around the Black Atlantic of Africa, the Caribbean, the USA and Great Brita ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann
    Black Tudors: The Untold Story - by Miranda Kaufmann

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786073969 | ISBN 10: 178607396x

    A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the Observer.   A black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a Gloucestershire manor house. A Moroccan woman is baptised in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian div ... more

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  • Cover image of book Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer
    Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain - by Peter Fryer

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745338309 | ISBN 10: 0745338305

    Staying Power is a panoramic history of black Britons. Stretching back to the Roman conquest, encompassing the court of Henry VIII, and following a host of characters from Mary Seacole to the abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, Peter Fryer paints a picture ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills
    Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain - by Clair Wills

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141974972 | ISBN 10: 0141974974

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018 TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017  The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers - to rebuild, to fill the factories, to make the new NHS work. From all over the world and with many motiv ... more

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  • Cover image of book War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 by Stephen Bourne
    War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781909762855 | ISBN 10: 1909762857

    From the author of Black Poppies, Fighting Proud and Evelyn Dove comes a timely new account exploring Britain’s diverse history from the Second World War to the Empire Windrush and beyond, told through the experiences of black British women.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
    Black and British: A Forgotten History - by David Olusoga

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781447299769 | ISBN 10: 1447299760

    Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize A Waterstones.com History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize   In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain by Ron Ramdin
    The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain - by Ron Ramdin

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786630650 | ISBN 10: 1786630656

    A classic history of the role of Black working-class struggles throughout the twentieth century.  In this pioneering history, Ron Ramdin traces the roots of Britain’s disadvantaged black working class. From the development of a small black ... more

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  • Cover image of book Renegade: The Life and Times of Darcus Howe by Robin Bunce and Paul Field
    Renegade: The Life and Times of Darcus Howe - by Robin Bunce and Paul Field

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408886205 | ISBN 10: 1408886200

    Born in Trinidad during the dying days of British colonialism, Darcus Howe has become an uncompromising champion of racial justice. The book examines how Howe's unique political outlook was inspired by the example of his friend and mentor C.L.R. Jame ... more

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  • Cover image of book Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation by Susan Williams
    Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation - by Susan Williams

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141985701 | ISBN 10: 0141985704

    The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.   London, 1947. He was the heir to an African kingdom. She was a white ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black and British: An Untold Story by David Olusoga
    Black and British: An Untold Story - by David Olusoga

    £25.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447299738 | ISBN 10: 1447299736

    A vital re-examination of a shared history, published to accompany the landmark BBC Two series.   In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga offers readers a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinaril ... more

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  • Cover image of book Exotic England: The Making of a Curious Nation by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
    Exotic England: The Making of a Curious Nation - by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846274206 | ISBN 10: 1846274206

    England may be a small country on a small island, but its inhabitants have always had a boundless curiosity about the world beyond their shoreline. From the nation's modern origins in the Renaissance, travellers have eagerly roamed the globe and been ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War by Ray Costello
    Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War - by Ray Costello

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781380192 | ISBN 10: 1781380198

    Black Tommies is the first book entirely dedicated to the part played by soldiers of African descent in the British regular army during the First World War. If African colonial troops have been ignored by historians, the existence of any substantial ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers by Emy Onuora
    Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers - by Emy Onuora

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849548144 | ISBN 10: 1849548145

    When Paul Canoville took to the pitch for Chelsea in 1982, he was prepared for abuse. When the monkey chanting and the banana throwing started, he wasn't surprised. He wasn't prepared, however, for the abuse to be coming from his own side.   C ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever by Paul Rees
    The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever - by Paul Rees

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472119261 | ISBN 10: 1472119266

    The Dark Side of British Football in the 1970s  When Cyrille Regis became one of the first black players to be selected for the full England team, he was sent a package in the mail. Inside it was a silver bullet and a note that read: 'You'll ge ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Battle of Britishness: Migrant Journeys: 1685 to the Present by Tony Kushner
    The Battle of Britishness: Migrant Journeys: 1685 to the Present - by Tony Kushner

    £19.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780719066412 | ISBN 10: 0719066417

    This pioneering study of migrant journeys to Britain begins with Huguenot refugees in the 1680s and continues to asylum seekers and East European workers today. Analysing the history and memory of migrant journeys, covering not only the response of p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Poppies: Britain
    Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community and the Great War - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780752497600 | ISBN 10: 075249760x

    In 1914 Britain was home to at least 10,000 black Britons, many of African and West Indian heritage. Most of them were loyal to the mother country when the First World War broke out. Despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army, men m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement by Kehinde Andrews
    Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement - by Kehinde Andrews

    £23.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781858565156 | ISBN 10: 1858565154

    In the 1960s Black communities in the UK mobilised against the discrimination and inequality their children experienced in mainstream schooling, setting up Black supplementary school projects where the deficits in educational provision could be recti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital by Lloyd Bradley
    Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital - by Lloyd Bradley

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846687617 | ISBN 10: 1846687616

    For as long as people have been migrating to London, so has their music. An essential link to home, music also has the power to shape communities in surprising ways. Black music has been part of London's landscape since the First World War, when the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Motherland Calls: Britain
    The Motherland Calls: Britain's Black Servicemen & Women 1939-45 - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780752465852 | ISBN 10: 0752465856

    Very little attention has been given to the thousands of black British, Caribbean and West African servicemen and - women who supported the British war effort from 1939-45. Black volunteers from across the British Empire enthusiastically joined the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-Racial Britain by Mike Phillips and Trevor Phillips
    Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-Racial Britain - by Mike Phillips and Trevor Phillips

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780006530398 | ISBN 10: 0006530397

    Broadcaster Trevor Phillips and his novelist brother Mike retell the very human story of Britain's first West Indian immigrants and their descendants from the first wave of immigration in 1948 to the present day.   Windrush: The Irresistible R ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution by Simon Schama
    Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution - by Simon Schama

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099536079 | ISBN 10: 0099536072

    Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence.   With gripping, powerfully vivid story-te ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Troubled Dream by Jacques Compton
    A Troubled Dream - by Jacques Compton

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906190132 | ISBN 10: 1906190135

    In the years after the Second World War, many West Indians came to live and work in Britain following the recruitment drives of such institutions as London Transport and the National Health Service. Many had also served in the British Armed Forces du ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nationality: Wog - The Hounding of David Oluwale by Kester Aspden
    Nationality: Wog - The Hounding of David Oluwale - by Kester Aspden

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099506171 | ISBN 10: 0099506173

    When the body of David Oluwale, a rough sleeper with a criminal record and a history of mental illness, was pulled out of the River Aire near Leeds in May 1969, nobody asked too many questions about the circumstances of his death. A police charge sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Britain: A Photographic History by Paul Gilroy
    Black Britain: A Photographic History - by Paul Gilroy

    £19.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780863565403 | ISBN 10: 0863565409

    People of African and Caribbean descent have inhabited Great Britain for centuries. Eminent professor Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural dimensions of British blackness and black Britishness, has assembled a living v ... more

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  • Cover image of book And Still I Rise: Seeking Justice for Stephen by Doreen Lawrence
    And Still I Rise: Seeking Justice for Stephen - by Doreen Lawrence

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571234592 | ISBN 10: 0571234593

    This is the heartbreaking story of a mother's loss. It is also the story of how one ordinary black woman and her husband changed the face of British policing and the criminal justice system.In April 1993, Stephen Lawrence was murdered by a group of ... more

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  • Cover image of book East of Acre Lane by Alex Wheatle
    East of Acre Lane - by Alex Wheatle

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007225620 | ISBN 10: 0007225628

    A searing account of a young man's attempt to do the right thing set against the backdrop of the Brixton Riots.It is 1981. Biscuit lives with his mother, brother and sister. He helps out by hustling on the frontline for the South London badman, Nunc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Gold of the Sun by Ekow Eshun
    Black Gold of the Sun - by Ekow Eshun

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141010960 | ISBN 10: 0141010967

    Growing up in London, Ekow Eshun never felt truly at home. Born in Britain to African parents, he found himself caught between two cultures without fully belonging to either. Plagued by the unease of dual identity, he travels to Africa to look for an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colour of Justice: Based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry by Richard Norton-Taylor (Editor)
    The Colour of Justice: Based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry - by Richard Norton-Taylor (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781840021073 | ISBN 10: 1840021071

    Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in a racist attack by a gang of white youths. The police investigation failed to provide sufficient evidence to convict, and the public inquiry into the investigation caused a national outcry. An o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Edwardians: Black People in Britain, 1901-14 by Jeffrey Green
    Black Edwardians: Black People in Britain, 1901-14 - by Jeffrey Green

    £43.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780714644264 | ISBN 10: 0714644269

    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.   Historians of British s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reconstructing the Black Past: Blacks in Britain c.1780-1830 by Dr Norma Myers
    Reconstructing the Black Past: Blacks in Britain c.1780-1830 - by Dr Norma Myers

    £37.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780714641300 | ISBN 10: 0714641308

    This book examines the character and composition of the black population of Britain between 1780 and 1830, previous studies of which have been hampered by a lack of demographic evidence.  Drawing heavily from data collected from parish registers ... more

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