The Black Victorians | The history of black people in Britain goes back a long way - well before the reign of Queen Victoria. There were Black people in Britain in Roman times, and there has been a continuous Black presence since 1555. After the War of the Spanish Succession in 1713, British slavers dominated the Atlantic slave trade. Some slaves were landed and sold at London, Liverpool or Bristol, but many Black people were brought as domestic servants.

The Black Victorians | The history of black people in Britain goes back a long way - well before the reign of Queen Victoria. There were Black people in Britain in Roman times, and there has been a continuous Black presence since 1555. After the War of the Spanish Succession in 1713, British slavers dominated the Atlantic slave trade. Some slaves were landed and sold at London, Liverpool or Bristol, but many Black people were brought as domestic servants.

Adopted By Aliens: The Blog of The Gibbs Sisters: Black Victorians: African Americans in Steampunk and Historical Fiction

Adopted By Aliens: The Blog of The Gibbs Sisters: Black Victorians: African Americans in Steampunk and Historical Fiction

1872, London: Kalulu (Ndugo M'Hali) was the personal servant and "adopted son" of Morton Stanley, the British explorer and journalist. Kalulu was killed in central Africa in a canoe accident. Poised and elegant - click for long-unseen images of black people in Britain. Go to http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/studio-portrait-of-kalulu-8th-august-1872-kalulu-was-the-news-photo/513422707 for many different poses by Kalulu, some in "native costumes"

1872, London: Kalulu (Ndugo M'Hali) was the personal servant and "adopted son" of Morton Stanley, the British explorer and journalist. Kalulu was killed in central Africa in a canoe accident. Poised and elegant - click for long-unseen images of black people in Britain. Go to http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/studio-portrait-of-kalulu-8th-august-1872-kalulu-was-the-news-photo/513422707 for many different poses by Kalulu, some in "native costumes"

Black & British: A Forgotten History - In this episode Throughout the period, the anti-slavery Victorian mission led to many contradictions.Industrial revolution was fuelled by spinning of cotton grown by slaves & 20 percent of Britons depended on cotton for a livelihood. When the American Civil war broke out & supply of cotton dried up, thousands workers in mills & factories were put out of work. Yet, even when hungry & destitute, workers in Rochdale still refused to handle slave-picked…

Black & British: A Forgotten History - In this episode Throughout the period, the anti-slavery Victorian mission led to many contradictions.Industrial revolution was fuelled by spinning of cotton grown by slaves & 20 percent of Britons depended on cotton for a livelihood. When the American Civil war broke out & supply of cotton dried up, thousands workers in mills & factories were put out of work. Yet, even when hungry & destitute, workers in Rochdale still refused to handle slave-picked…

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