BBC History Magazine

Britain’s Black Past

- edited by Gretchen H Gerzina (Liverpool UP, 304 pages, £24.95)

Stories from black Britain

With its genesis in a 2016 BBC Radio 4 series of the same name, this edited collection assembles a diverse cast of academics, authors and curators to explore the experience­s of black people throughout Britain’s past. From those who escaped slavery to men embarking on a career at sea, it’s a welcome, timely look at a history that stretches back many hundreds of years.

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