History Workshop Journal - Virtual Special Issue: Black British Histories (October 2021)

History Workshop Journal has published a Virtual Special Issue bringing together material on Black British histories published in the journal and History Workshop Online over roughly the last thirty years. All the articles are freely available for six months from October 2021.

Following a substantial 'Introduction: Reflections on Black British Histories in History Workshop Journal', the articles included are:

Cedric J. Robinson, ‘Capitalism, Slavery and Bourgeois Historiography’ (1987)
Jennifer Davies, ‘From ‘Rookeries’ to ‘Communities’: Race, Poverty and Policing in London, 1850–1985’ (1989)
Paul Gilroy, ‘Nationalism, History and Ethnic Absolutism’ (1990)
Mary Chamberlain, ‘Gender and the Narratives of Migration’ (1997)
Stuart Hall interviewed by Bill Schwarz, ‘Breaking bread with history: CLR James and The Black Jacobins’ (1998)
Stuart Hall, ‘From Scarman to Stephen Lawrence’ (1999)
Augustus Casely-Hayford, ‘The Black Umbrella: Some Reflections on the Sainsbury African Galleries’ (2002)
Madge Dresser, ‘Set in Stone? Statues and Slavery in London’ (2007)
Anita Rupprecht, ‘Excessive Memories: Slavery, Insurance and Resistance’ (2007)
Catherine Hall, ‘Gendering Property, Racing Capital’ (2014)
Rob Waters, ‘Thinking Black: Peter Fryer’s Staying Power and the Politics of Writing Black British History in the 1980s’ (2016)
Caroline Bressey, ‘Radical History Then and Now’ (2017)
Christienna Fryar, ‘The Narrative of Ann Pratt: Life-Writing, Genre and Bureaucracy in a Postemancipation Scandal’ (2018)

See also the special feature on Legacies of Slave Ownership in History Workshop Journal, 90 (2020).

Articles include:

Alan Lester and Nikita Vanderbyl, ‘The Restructuring of the British Empire and the Colonization of Australia, 1832–8’
Jane Lydon, ‘A Secret Longing for a Trade in Human Flesh: the Decline of British Slavery and the Making of the Settler Colonies’
Ann Curthoys, ‘From Montserrat to Settler-Colonial Australia: the Intersecting Histories of Caribbean Slave-owning Families, Transported British Radicals, and Indigenous Peoples’
Emma Christopher, ‘An Illegitimate Offspring: South Sea Islanders, Queensland Sugar, and the Heirs of the British Atlantic Slave Complex’