Black Victorians/Black Victoriana
by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Joan Anim-Addo , John Turner , Jeffrey Green , David Killingray , Nicole King , Neil Parsons , Kathryn Castle , more…Michael Pickering , Jonathan Schneer , Douglas Lorimer , Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert …less
Black Victorians/Black Victoriana is a welcome attempt to correct the historical record. Although scholarship has given us a clear view of nineteenth-century imperialism, colonialism, and later immigration from the colonies, there has for far too long been a gap in our understanding of the lives of blacks in Victorian England. Without that understanding, it remains impossi...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published February 12th 2003 by Rutgers University Press
(first published February 6th 2003)
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Though the book is very academic, its information is worth the tough read. I really love that Gretchen Gerzina does not allow herself to fall into common wisdom or traditional narritives, and that she really looks for the truth in each situation. I would have liked more psychological insight into the people discussed, but otherwise, a wonderful book.