James Walvin became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006. in 2008 he was awarded an O.B.E. for services to scolarship.
THE PEOPLE’S GAME
This book takes a look at the game with a history stretching back to the late Middle Ages, with strong traditional folk-roots, that became the codified and disciplined game of urban working men in the late 19th century Britain, later spreading to Europe, South America and elsewhere. It also looks into the broader social changes which made the game so attractive over the last century.
THE ONLY GAME
The national game has a colourful past, an extraordinary present and an unimaginable future. The Only Game is the first total history of football - the clubs, the managers, the matches, and the stars. Moving from its early origins, through the popular explosion of the last century, to the world sport which now reaches well beyond the pitch, The Only Game is the book all football fans have been waiting for.
THE SLAVERY READER
The Slavery Reader brings together the most recent and essential writings on slavery. The focus is on Atlantic slavery - the enforced movement of millions of Africans from their homelands into the Americas, and the complex historical story of slavery in the Americas. Spanning almost five centuries - the late fifteenth until the mid-nineteenth - the articles trace the range and impact of slavery on the modern western world.
ZONG SLAVE SHIP
In 1781 Captain Collingwood ordered his men to throw 133 slaves overboard. They were suffering from malnutrition and he knew that the ship`s insurers did not cover the cargo for sickness - only loss.
FRUITS OF EMPIRE
What could be more British than a sweet cup of tea? James Walvin shows how the tastes of the British people were transformed by the fruits of distant empire and trade and links the global impact of Britain’s drive for imperial pre-eminence to the rise of a new kind of domestic material consumption which helped to define the very nature of Britishness itself.
THE TRADER, THE OWNER, THE SLAVE
A unique and dramatic book about the Atlantic slave trade published to coincide with the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery.
BRITAIN’S SLAVE EMPIRE
The British Empire carried more Africans into bondage across the Americas than any other nation. Not only did the British slavers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries do most to hone the art of the ‘Africa Trade’, they also benefitted financially more than any of their competitors. Britain became ‘Great’ on the backs of millions of slaves.
A SHORT HISTORY OF SLAVERY
As we approach the bicentenary of the abolition of the Atlantic trade, Walvin has selected the historical texts that recreate the mindset that made such a savage institution possible. Setting these historical documents against Walvin’s own incisive historical narrative, the two layers of this extraordinary, definitive account of the Atlantic slave trade enable us to understand the rise and fall of one of the most shameful chapters in British history, the repercussions of which the modern world is still living with.
BLACK IVORY (2nd Edition)
The brutal story of African slavery in the British colonies of the West Indies and North America is told with clarity and compassion in this classic history. James Walvin explores the experiences which bound together slaves from diverse African backgrounds and explains how slavery transformed the tastes and economy of the Western world.
MONEY AND MORALITY
ATLAS OF SLAVERY
MANLINESS AND MORALITY
This is a sociohistorical study of the concept of "manliness" in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. The contributors examine the distinctive nature of Victorian masculine stereotypes, the means by which these concepts were disseminated and their translation into codes of conduct.
AN AFRICAN LIFE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF OLAUDAH EQUIANO
The autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, published in 1787, is considered the most quoted, reprinted and widely-published writing by an African before the 20th century. This biography is the first serious study of this remarkable man, who spoke for millions of Africans during the slave trade.
BRITAIN AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
SLAVES & SLAVERY
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This work set out to describe, in broad outline, the history of slavery and the slave trade in the British colonies up to 1838. In that year all slaves in British possession were freed. Moreover, those slaves were black, imported from Africa or born to Africans and their descendants in the Americas.
BESIDE THE SEASIDE
MAKING THE BLACK ATLANTIC
BLACK PERSONALITIES IN THE ERA OF THE SLAVE TRADE
SLAVERY & THE SLAVE TRADE
FOOTBALL AND THE DECLINE OF BRITAIN
In the wake of the Bradford and Brussels football disasters in 1985, football in England was subjected to detailed scrutiny and criticism. This book examines the alleged roots of those violent incidents, and locate the problems afflicting the national game within the context of social and economic chan
For the best part of three centuries the material well-being of the western world was dependent on slavery. Yet these systems were mainly brought to a very rapid end. This text surveys the key questions of slavery, and traces the arguments which have swirled around its history in recent years. The latest findings on slavery are presented, and a comparative analysis of slavery in the English-speaking Americas is offered.
THE SLAVE TRADE
In the four centuries before the 1860s, the Atlantic slave trade transformed the face of the Americas, enhanced the material well-being of the West and wrought enormous damage on Africa. This text aims to provide a fresh narrative and interpretation suitable for students and general readers alike.
This text tells the story of the Quakers in Britain and the impact they had on British society. It describes how they gradually came to dominate key 18th century industries from iron-making to chemicals, from pharmaceuticals to banking. It provides an account of how in the 19th century they went on to dominate new industries, whether shoemaking, biscuits or chocolate.