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Black Experience and the Empire

Philip D. Morgan and Sean Hawkins


This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style. The black experience varied greatly across space and over time. Accordingly, thirteen substantive essays and a scene-setting introduction range from West Africa in the sixteenth century, through the history of the slave trade and slavery down to the 1830s, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century participation of blacks in the empire as workers, soldiers, members of colonial elites, intell ... More

Keywords: Africa, empire, slavery, blacks, workers, soldiers, colonial elites, intellectuals, athletes, musicians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199290673
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip D. Morgan, editor
Harry C. Black Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University

Sean Hawkins, editor
Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto

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