Local History and Slavery

Peter Ashan, Remembering slavery and its legacy 1807-2007: roots of diversity in Waltham Forest.

Joan Anim Addo, Longest Journey: A Black History of Lewisham.

David Ian Chapman, The Grange, with emphasis on the Lane family and the slave trade.

Christopher Evans, Slave Wales: the Welsh and Atlantic slavery 1660-1850. University of Wales Press, 2013.

S. I. Martin, Lambeth 1807: a local history of abolition.

Cliff Pereira, The View from Shooters Hill.

James A. Rawley, London, Metropolis of the Slave Trade, University of Missouri, 2003.


The Black Presence in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Britain

Adams, Gene, ‘Dido Elizabeth Belle: A Black Girl at Kenwood’, Camden Historical Society.

Bindman, David, Ape to Apollo: Aesthetics and Race in the Eighteenth Century (London: Reaktion, 2002).

Braidwood, Stephen J., Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London’s Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement, 1786-1791 (Liverpool, 1994).

Chater, K., ‘Black people in England, 1660–1807’, Parliamentary History, Vol. 26:S1 (2007).

Chater, K., Untold Histories: Black people in England and Wales during the period of the British slave trade, c. 1660-1807 (Manchester University Press, 2009).

Chater, K., ‘Job mobility amongst black people in England and wales during the long eighteenth century’, Immigrants and Minorities, Vol.28, No.2 (2010).

Chill, Adam. ‘Boundaries of Britishness: Boxing, Minorities, and Identity in Late-Georgian Britain’. ProQuest, 2007.

Christophe, Marc A. ‘Changing Images of Blacks in Eighteenth Century French Literature,’ Phylon, Vol. 48, No. 3 (1987), pp.183-189.

Chukwudi Eze, Emmanuel, Race and the Enlightenment (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing,1997).

Dabydeen, David, Hogarth’s Blacks, Images of Blacks in Eighteenth-century English Art (Mandelstrup and Kingston-upon-Thames, 1985).

Duffield, Ian, ‘Blacks in Britain: Black Personalities in Georgian Britain’, History Today, Vol.31 (1981), pp.34-3 6.

Duffield, Ian, ‘Identity, Community and the Lived Experience of Black Scots From the Late Eighteenth to the Mid-Nineteenth Centuries’, Immigrants & Minorities, Vol.11, No. 2 (1992), pp.105-129.

Dwyer Amussen, Susan, Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007).

Edwards, Paul, and James Walvin, Black Personalities in the Era of the Slave Trade (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1983).

Ellis, David. ‘Free and Coerced Transatlantic Migrations: Some Comparisons’, American Historical Review, Vol.188, No. 2 (1983).

Equiano, Olaudah, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vasssa, the African (New York: Dover Publications, 1999)

Faizi, Ghazala, A History of the Black Presence in London (London, 1986).

File, Nigel and Power, Chris, Black Settlers in Britain 1555-1958 (London, 1984).

Fryer, Peter, Staying Power, The History of Black People in Britain (London, 1984).

Gerzina, Gretchen, Black London: Life Before Emancipation (New Jersey, 1995).

Gikandi, Simon, Slavery and the Culture of Taste (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Green, Joseph, J., ‘Jenny Harry, Later Thresher (c. 1756-1784)’, Friends Quarterly Examiner , XLVII (1913), pp.559-582.

Jennings, Judith, ‘A Trio of Talented Women: Abolition, Gender, and Political Participation’, Slavery and Abolition, Vol.26, No.1 (April 2005), pp.55-70.

Killingray, David, ed. ‘Africans in Britain. Special Issue’, Immigrants & Minorities, Vol. 12, No. 3 (1993).

Land, I, ‘Bread and Arsenic: Citizenship from the Bottom Up in Georgian London’, Journal of Social History, Vol.39, No.1 (2005).

Livesay, Daniel, ‘Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed Race Migration from the West Indies to Britain, 1750-1820’ (PhD Thesis, University of Michigan, 2010).

Livesay, Daniel, ‘Extended Families: Mixed-Race Children and Scottish Experience, 1770-1820’, International Journal of Scottish Literature, Issue 4 (Spring / Summer, 2008).

Lorimer, Douglas A. ‘Black Slaves and English Liberty: A Re-Examination of Racial Slavery in England’, Immigrants & Minorities, Vol. 3, No. 2 (1984), pp.121-150.

Midgeley, Clare, Women against Slavery: The British Campaigns, 1780-1870 (London, 1992).

Molineux, Catherine, ‘Pleasures of the Smoke: “Black Virginians” in Georgian London’s Tobacco Shops’, The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 64, No. 2 (Apr., 2007), pp.327-376.

Molineux, Catherine, Faces of Perfect Ebony: Encountering Atlantic Slavery in Imperial Britain (Harvard University Press, 2012)

Mtubani, Victor C. D. ‘The Black Vote in Eighteenth-Century Britain: African Writers Against Slavery and the Slave Trade’, Phylon, Vol.45, No. 2 (1984), pp.85-97.

Myers, Norma. ‘Servant, Sailor, Soldier, Tailor, Beggarman: Black Survival in White Society 1780-1830’, Immigrants & Minorities, Vol.12, No.1 (1993), pp.47-74.

Myers, Norma, Reconstructing the Black Past: Blacks in Britain 1780-1830 (London, 1996).

Nussbaum, Felicity, ‘Introduction: The Politics of Difference’, Eighteenth-Century Studies , Vol. 23, No. 4, Special Issue: The Politics of Difference (Summer, 1990), pp.375-386.

Prince, Mary, The History of Mary Prince A West Indian Slave (London: Penguin, 2000).

Schama, Simon, Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution (London: BBC Books, 2005).

Walvin, James, Black and White: The Negro in English Society, 1555-1945 (Allen Lane and the Penguin Press, 1973).

Wheeler, Roxann, The Complexion of Race: Categories of Difference in Eighteenth-Century British Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000).

Book Reviews

Review by David Killingray of Valerie Munday, Ed., Enfield and the transatlantic slave trade 1807-2007 (Enfield Museum Service 2008 179pp ISBN 0-906076-02-1).

Review by John McAleer of John Charlton’s Hidden Chains: The Slavery Business and North East England, 1600–1865.