The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain

Author(s): Ron Ramdin
Original Publish Date: Aug 22, 2017
Product Number: EB00690798
Released: Aug 22, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781786630674
Publisher: Verso
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A classic history of the role of Black working-class struggles throughout the twentieth century In this pioneering history, Ron Ramdin traces the roots of Britain's disadvantaged black working class. From the development of a small black presence in the sixteenth century, through the colonial labour institutions of slavery, indentureship, and trade unionism, Ramdin expertly guides us through the stages of creation for a UK minority whose origins are often overlooked. He examines the emergence of a black radical ideology underpinning twentieth-century struggles against unemployment, racial attacks and workplace inequality, and delves into the murky realms of employer and trade union racism. First published in 1987, this revised edition includes a new introduction reflecting on events over the past four decades.