Black Americans in Victorian Britain – Special Offer

Black Americans

I am offering Jeffrey Green’s

Black Americans in Victorian Britain

for its sale price £12.99 post free.

Jeff explores and represents the experiences of some of the black American citizens who ventured forth into Britain in the midst of the Victorian era. Whilst here, they informed the Victorian British and Irish about slavery and repression in the United States. Villages, towns and cities from Dorchester to Cambridge, Belfast to Hull, Dumfries to Brighton, learned of the diverse ambitions and achievements of Black Americans both at home and overseas. Across the country, numerous publications were sold to the curious and lectures were crowded.

Ultimately, many of the refugees settled in Britain: some worked as domestic servants, others qualified as doctors, wrote books, taught in schools, laboured in factories and on ships. The youngsters went to school. Their presence was important and their stories are both fascinating and powerful. (Edited from publisher’s note)

The chapters cover Escapes from the USA, Ellen and William Craft, Minstrels and Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Frauds and Imposters, Canada, Jubilee Singers, Slavery Narratives, Education, The Temperance Movement, Women, Elusive Individuals. There are also chapters at the end discussing  Genealogical Trees do not flourish among Slaves and What Happened Next? Individuals include  Frederick Douglass, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Henry Highland Garnet, Robert James Harlan, Josiah Henson, , several Johnsons, Juba, Marion Thrift, Frederick and Harriet Loudin, The William Powells, Sarah Parker Redmond, Jane Roberts, Moses Roper, Thomas Rutling, Moses ‘Eph’ Thompson. George Walker, Samuel Ringgold Ward, and Ida N Wells

The book was published by Pen & Sword in 2018.

To order: email: An invoice will be sent with the book for payment by cheque, bank transfer or through PayPal.

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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