Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer

"Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain" is a comprehensive account of the African diaspora in Britain from Roman times to the present day. The book explores the various contributions of Black people to the British society, culture, and economy, challenging the traditional narrative that Black presence in Britain began with the Windrush generation. The author delves into the struggles, achievements, and resilience of Black people in Britain, offering a nuanced and detailed historical perspective.

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Total Points: 108

Since this book was first published in 1984, there is a penalty of 16.0%. The age adjusted score is 90.72.

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