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The Resource Black Victorians/Black Victoriana, edited by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

Black Victorians/Black Victoriana, edited by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

Label
Black Victorians/Black Victoriana
Title
Black Victorians/Black Victoriana
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Black Victorians/Black Victoriana is a welcome attempt to correct the historical record. Although scholarship has given us a clear view of nineteenth-century imperialism, colonialism, and later immigration from the colonies, there has for far too long been a gap in our understanding of the lives of blacks in Victorian England. Without that understanding, it remains impossible to assess adequately the state of the black population in Britain today. Using a transatlantic lens, the contributors to this book restore black Victorians to the British national picture. They look not just at the ways blacks were represented in popular culture but also at their lives as they experienced them-as workers, travelers, lecturers, performers, and professionals. Dozens of period photographs bring these stories alive and literally give a face to the individual stories the book tells. The essays taken as a whole also highlight prevailing Victorian attitudes toward race by focusing on the ways in which empire building spawned a "subculture of blackness" consisting of caricature, exhibition, representation, and scientific racism absorbed by society at large. This misrepresentation made it difficult to be both black and British while at the same time it helped to construct British identity as a whole. Covering many topics that detail the life of blacks during this period, Black Victorians/Black Victoriana will be a landmark contribution to the emergent field of black history in England."--Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
941/.00496
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA125.N4
LC item number
B528 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gerzina, Gretchen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacks
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Black Victorians/Black Victoriana, edited by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy036/2002012406.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Mrs. Seacole's Wonderful adventures in many lands and the consciousness of transit
  • Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
  • "A
  • colored woman in another country pleading for justice in her own" : Ida B. Wells in Great Britain
  • Nicole King
  • "No longer rare birds in London" : Zulu, Ndebele, Gaza, and Swazi envoys to England, 1882-1894
  • Neil Parsons
  • The representation of Africa in mid-Victorian children's magazines
  • Kathryn Castle
  • The blackface clown
  • Queen Victoria's Black "daughter"
  • Michael Pickering
  • Anti-imperial London : the Pan-African Conference of 1900
  • Jonathan Schneer
  • Reconstructing Victorian racial discourse : images of race, the language of race relations, and the context of Black resistance
  • Douglas Lorimer
  • Joan Anim-Addo
  • Pablo Fanque, Black circus proprietor
  • John M. Turner
  • Reexamining the early years of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer
  • Jeffrey Green
  • Tracing peoples of African origin and descent in Victorian Kent
  • David Killingray
Control code
ocm50323066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 222 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780813532158
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002012406
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50323066
Label
Black Victorians/Black Victoriana, edited by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy036/2002012406.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Mrs. Seacole's Wonderful adventures in many lands and the consciousness of transit
  • Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
  • "A
  • colored woman in another country pleading for justice in her own" : Ida B. Wells in Great Britain
  • Nicole King
  • "No longer rare birds in London" : Zulu, Ndebele, Gaza, and Swazi envoys to England, 1882-1894
  • Neil Parsons
  • The representation of Africa in mid-Victorian children's magazines
  • Kathryn Castle
  • The blackface clown
  • Queen Victoria's Black "daughter"
  • Michael Pickering
  • Anti-imperial London : the Pan-African Conference of 1900
  • Jonathan Schneer
  • Reconstructing Victorian racial discourse : images of race, the language of race relations, and the context of Black resistance
  • Douglas Lorimer
  • Joan Anim-Addo
  • Pablo Fanque, Black circus proprietor
  • John M. Turner
  • Reexamining the early years of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer
  • Jeffrey Green
  • Tracing peoples of African origin and descent in Victorian Kent
  • David Killingray
Control code
ocm50323066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 222 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780813532158
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002012406
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50323066

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