Black British History |

Sean Creighton


Affiliation: Independent Historian

Location: London


Research Description: British Black History across the board. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. John Archer. London Boroughs Croydon, Lambeth, Merton, Wandsworth. North East. Slavery and Abolition. Slavery-ownership and compensation. Anti-racism. Paul Robeson in UK. Canada.

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Countries and Regions of Interest: Britain, London, North East England, Canada, United States, West Africa, Caribbean.


‘Paul Robeson’s UK Journey’ in Cross the Water Blues. African American Music in Europe, edited by Neil Wynn (University of Mississippi Press. 2007).

‘Black People in the North East’, North East History Vol 39 (2008).

‘John Archer and the Politics of Labour in Battersea 1906-1932’, Immigrants & Minorities Vol. 28. Issues 2/3 (July/November 2010).

‘”Slavery is Sustained by the Purchase of its Productions”: The Slave; His Wrongs and Their Remedy Newspaper, 1851-1856’, in Ulrich Pallua, Adrian Knapp, Andreas Exenberger, (Re)figuring Human Enslavement: Images of Power, Violence and Resistance (University of Innsbruck Press, 2009).

‘John Archer. A Life in Politics’, in Jak Beula, John Archer. London’s First Black Mayor. Examining a 20th Century Icon as a 21st Century Role-Model (Nubian Jak Media Publishing, 2011).

Politics & Culture: Paul Robeson in the UK (History & Social Action Publications, 2013).

John Archer: Battersea Black and Labour Activist 1863-1932 (History & Social Action Publications, 2014).


Blog: History & Social Action