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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, entry and exclusion

Britishness, entry and exclusion

(p.11) 1 Britishness, entry and exclusion
The battle of Britishness

Tony Kushner

Manchester University Press

This chapter explores the concept of Britishness and discusses British migration starting with the Huguenots onwards, including the responses of the state and public to these newcomers in Britain. It discusses the intensification of later migratory movements to Britain and the immigration process implemented for the entry and restriction of migrants. The chapter also explores cases reflecting intense anti-alienism of British society to immigrants and refugees.

Keywords:   Britishness, British migration, Huguenots, Britain, migratory movements, immigration, entry, restriction, anti-alienism

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