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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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Constructing migrant journeys

Constructing migrant journeys

(p.41) 2 Constructing migrant journeys
The battle of Britishness

Tony Kushner

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses variations in the nature of migrant journeys. It presents cases of forced migration, including the migration of Vietnamese refugees and the traumatic journeys of the Jews and Irish people. The migrations of the Jews and the Irish represent the largest European migrations of the nineteenth century. In this chapter, both the emigration of the Jews from the Russian Empire and the horrors of Irish famine emigration are discussed in detail.

Keywords:   migrant journeys, forced migration, Vietnamese refugees, Jews, Irish, European migrations, Russian Empire, famine, emigration

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