New College of the Humanities

Black People in Britain

The August 1981 edition of History Today was a special issue about the history of black people in Britain.

Paul Rich argues that while the official response to post-war immigration was slow to develop, the tensions and white backlash of the late fifties marked its emergence as a national political issue.

Ziggi Alexander and Audrey Dewjee consider the life of a remarkable Victorian woman.

James Walvin looks at attitudes to black people in the context of slavery

Paul Edwards profiles two black men who settled in 18th Century Britain.

William Hogarth's representations of black people in the 18th century.

Ian Duffield looks at the invisibility of black people in histories of Britain.

Barbara Bush looks at the experience of black people in 1930s Britain.

Paul Edwards traces the leading black figures of the period.