Black Lives in the English Archives, 1500–1677: Imprints of by Imtiaz Habib

By Imtiaz Habib

Containing an urgently wanted archival database of ancient proof, this quantity contains either a consolidated presentation of the documentary files of black humans in Tudor and Stuart England, and an interpretive narrative that confirms and considerably extends the insights of present theoretical excursus on race in early sleek England. the following for the 1st time Imtiaz Habib collects the scattered references to black people-whether from Africa, India or America-in 16th- and seventeenth-century England, and arranges them right into a systematic, chronological descriptive index. He bargains a longer old and theoretical interpretation of the files in six chapters, which function an introductory advisor to the index whilst they articulate a particular argument in regards to the that means of the documents. either the archival details and interpretive scholarship offer a robust framework from which destiny ancient debates on race in early sleek England can proceed.

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