Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2019

280 Pages | 50 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526133267

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Britain's 'brown babies':

The stories of children born to black GIs and white women in the Second World War

First Edition

Lucy Bland

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a fascinating but little-known story of the 2,000 illegitimate children born to black GIs and British women in World War 11 - one consequence of the war missing from the history books
  • Gives personalised accounts from mixed-race people born in a (then) very white Britain before the 1948 arrival of the Windrush, charting the racism, stigma and acute sense of difference
  • Illuminates the difficulties facing mixed-race, illegitimate children in what was then, in the 1940s and early >'50s, a very white Britain
  • Makes an important contribution to the history of British mixed-race people
  • 50 black and white illustrations

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