Reconstructing the Black Past: Blacks in Britain 1780-1830

1st Edition

Dr Norma Myers, Norma Myers

Published July 31, 1996
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9780714641300 - CAT# RU32237
Series: Routledge Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures


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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, contemporary newspapers and journals, parliamentary papers and the records of merchants involved in the slave trade, the author ventures beyond existing research to examine the age structure and sex ratios of the black population; family marriage patterns; and the occupations of black men and women.

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