It is still not widely known that there have been Africans in Britain since Roman times and possibly before. This book looks at their history and that of British Caribbeans from the earliest times to the present day and gives evidence of the contributions they have made. It includes many fascinating case studies of notable people such as William Cuffay, member of the Chartist movement who campaigned for the vote for working men in the 1830's, or Mary Prince, whose autobiography was a bestseller in 1831. Numerous archive photographs and contemporary drawings illuminate this often unseen aspect of British life. This is a welcome new edition of a groundbreaking children's book on British black history.