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Below is a list of just some of the books that have been written on Black and Asian history. All these books are available from London Metropolitan Archives reference library.



Publication Details

LMA Call No


Longest journey: a History of Black Lewisham.

Deptford Forum Publishing, 1996.

82.0 ANI


Sugar, Spices and Human Cargo: an Early History of Greenwich,

Greenwich Leisure Services, 1996.

80.0 ANI


The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery: 1776 - 1848

Verso, 1988.

20.171 BLA


Black Poor and White Philanthropists: London's Blacks and the Foundation of the Sierra Leone Settlement 1786-1791.

Liverpool University Press, 1994.

20.171 BRA

BRUMMELL, Stephen and00

Cassell's Companion to Eighteenth-Century Britain

Cassell, 2001

66.6052 BRU

CANNY, Nicholas (editor)SPECK, W.A. (editors)

The Origins of Empire: British Overseas. Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century. (The Oxford History of the British Empire; v. I)

OUP, 1999.

66.0 CAN

CARRETTA, Vincent (editor)

Unchained Voices: an Anthology of Black Authors in the English Speaking World of the Eighteenth Century.

University Press of Kentucky, 1996

61.9 CAR


Hogarth, Walpole and Commercial Britain.

Hansib, 1987.

45.14 DAB

EDWARDS, Paul and DABYDEEN, David (editors)

Black Writers in Britain 1760-1890. (Early black writers)

Edinburgh University Press, 1991.

46.8 EDW

EQUIANO, Olaudah

 The Interesting Narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African.  Written by Himself and Other Writings. (Edited with an introduction and notes by Vincent Carretta.)

Penguin, 1995.

61.9 (EQU)

EQUIANO, Olaudah

The Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa the African: Written by Himself. (Edited by Paul Edwards.)

Longman, 1995.

61.9 (EQU)

FAIZI, Ghazala

A History of the Black Presence in London.

GLC, 1986.

20.16 GLC


Trading Places: the East India Company and Asia1600 1834.

British Library, 2002.

35.32 (EAS)

FILE, Nigel and Power, Chris

Black Settlers in Britain 1555-1958 [2nd edition].

Heinemann, 1995.

20.171 FIL


"Africans and Caribbeans in London" in The Peopling of London. (Edited by Nick Merriman.) 

Museum of London, 1993.

20.16 MER

FROST, Diane

Ethnic Labour and British imperial Trade: a History of Ethnic Seafarers in the UK.

Frank Cass, 1995.

20.171 FRO

FRYER, Peter

Aspects of Black British History.

Index Books, 1993.

20.16 FRY

FRYER, Peter

Staying Power: the History of Black People in Britain.

Pluto, 1996.

20.16 FRY

GEORGE, M. Dorothy

"London Immigrants and Emigrants" in George, Dorothy, London Life in the Eighteenth Century

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner& Co., 1925.

67.6 GEO

GERZINA, Gretchen

Black England: Life Before Emancipation.

John Murray, 1995.

20.171 GER


Tracing Your West Indian Ancestors: Sources in the Public Record Office.

Public Record Office, 1995.

20.171 GRA

GRANT, Joan (editor)

"William Brown and Other Women: Black Women in London c1740-1840" in Grant, Joan (editor), Women, Migration and Empire. 

Trentham Books, 1996.

20.16 GRA


The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution.

Allison and Busby, 1994.

20.171 JAM

JAMES, Lawrence

The Illustrated Rise and Fall of the British Empires. Abridged by Helen Lownie].

Little Brown and Company, 1999

66.0 JAM


The Business of Abolishing the British Slave Trade: 1783-1807.

Frank Cass, 1997.

20.16 JEN

JOHNSON, Nichola

Eighteenth Century London.

HMSO, 1991

67.6 JOH

KERSHAW, Roger and

Immigrants and Aliens: a Guide to Sources on UK Immigration and Citizenship.

PRO Publications, 2000.

20.16 KER

KILLINGRAY, David (editor) Persall, Mark

Africans in Britain.

Frank Cass, 1994.

20.171 KIL

MARSHALL, P.J. (editor)

The Eighteenth Century. (The Oxford history of the British Empire ; v.II)

OUP, 1998.

66.0 MAR


Britain's Slave Trade.

Channel 4 Books, 1999.

20.171 MAR

MATAR, Nabil

Islam in Britain 1558-1685.

CUP, 1998

55.2 MAT


Domestic Service and Gender 1660 - 1750: Life and Work in the London Household. (Women and Men in History)

Pearson (Longmans), 2000.

35.191 MEL

MYERS, Norma

Reconstructing the Black past: Blacks in Britain1780-1830.

Frank Cass, 1996.

20.16 MYE

NEWMAN, Gerald (editor)

Britain in the Hanoverian Age 1714 - 1837: An Encyclopaedia.


66.606 NEW


 Strangers to England: Immigration to England1100-1952.

Wayland, 1974.

20.16 NIC

PORTER, Andrew (editor)

The Nineteenth Century. (The Oxford History of the British Empire ; v. III)

OUP, 1999.

66.0 POR


The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, Related by Herself. (edited with an introduction by Moira Ferguson)

University of Michigan Press, 1987.

61.9 (PRI)


Reimaging Britain: Five Hundred years of Black and Asian History.

Pluto Press, 1999.

20.17 RAM

REES, Rosemary

Britain and the Slave Trade.

Heinemann, 1995.

20.171 REE

SANCHO, Ignatius

The Letters of Ignatius Sancho. (Edited by Paul Edwards and Polly Rewt.)

Edinburgh University Press, 1994.

61.9 (SAN)

SANCHO, Ignatius

Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. (Edited by Vincent Carretta.)

Penguin, 1998.

61.9 (SAN)

SHYLLON, Folarin

Black People in Britain 1555-1833.

Oxford University Press for the Institute of Race Relations, 1977.

20.171 SHY

SINGH, Patwant

The Sikhs.

John Murray, 1999.

55.4 SIN

TIBBLES, Anthony (editor)

Transatlantic Slavery: Against Human Dignity

HMSO: Liverpool: Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1994.

20.171 TIB

VISRAM, Rozina

Asians in Britain: Four Hundred Years of History

Pluto Press, 2002.

20.175 VIS

VISRAM, Rozina

Ayahs, Lascars and Princes: Indians in Britain1700 - 1947

Pluto Press, 1986

20.175 VIS


Making the Black Atlantic: Britain and the African Diaspora.

Cassell, 2000

20.171 WAL


Black ivory: a History of British Slavery.

Howard University Press, 1994.

20.171 WAL


The Horrors of Slavery and Other Writings by Robert Wedderburn. ( Edited and introduced by Iain McCalman)

Edinburgh University Press, 1991

20.171 WED

WINKS, Robin (editor)

Historiography. (The Oxford History of the British Empire ; v. V)

OUP, 1999.

66.0 WIN

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