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The battle of BritishnessMigrant journeys, 1685 to the present$
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Tony Kushner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719066405

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719066405.001.0001

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Britishness and the nature of migrant journeys

Britishness and the nature of migrant journeys

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The battle of Britishness

Tony Kushner

Manchester University Press

This concluding chapter emphasises the role of ships in migrant journeys and the symbolic importance of the ship as a transporter of people from persecution and exploitation to freedom and acceptance. It summarises the refugee escape to Britain, the role of the Navy in the suppression of slave trade, and the symbolic and political importance of migrant journeys to the British nation.

Keywords:   ships, migrant journeys, persecution, exploitation, freedom, refugee escape, Navy, slave trade

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