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By Imtiaz Habib

Containing an urgently wanted archival database of old proof, this quantity contains either a consolidated presentation of the documentary files of black humans in Tudor and Stuart England, and an interpretive narrative that confirms and considerably extends the insights of present theoretical excursus on race in early sleek England. right here for the 1st time Imtiaz Habib collects the scattered references to black people-whether from Africa, India or America-in 16th- and seventeenth-century England, and arranges them right into a systematic, chronological descriptive index. He deals a longer historic and theoretical interpretation of the documents in six chapters, which function an introductory consultant to the index while they articulate a selected argument concerning the which means of the documents. either the archival details and interpretive scholarship offer a robust framework from which destiny old debates on race in early glossy England can proceed.

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