Black London: Life Before Emancipation
by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1995
Number of pages: 270
Gerzina has written a fascinating account of London blacks, focusing on the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Because of a paucity of sources from blacks themselves, Gerzina had to rely primarily on glimpses through white eyes, especially those of antislavery advocate Granville Sharp. Gerzina is quite adept at culling evidence of a rich, complex black life, with significant interaction with the white community.
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