About the Book The first photographic history of black people in the British Isles by a distinguished academic. Book Synopsis People of African and Caribbean descent have inhabited the British Isles for centuries. Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural dimensions of black Britishness, has assembled a living history of black people in the British Isles. Spanning two hundred years, this collection features images of black Britons at work, at war, and at play. Paul Gilroy was a professor of sociology and African American studies at Yale University until 2005, when he left to be a professor of social theory at The London School of Economics and Political Science. About the Author Paul Gilroy is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics and has held posts at various universities in the UK and the US. He has written widely on race, culture, nationalism, music and literature.