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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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The Empire Windrush: the making of an iconic British journey

The Empire Windrush: the making of an iconic British journey

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(p.162) (p.163) 7 The Empire Windrush: the making of an iconic British journey
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The battle of Britishness
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Tony Kushner

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719066405.003.0008

This chapter discusses the emigration of West Indians after the Second World War. It describes the arrival of black West Indians, generalised as Jamaicans, aboard the Empire Windrush to Britain in 1948. The chapter explores the significance of the migrant journeys of the West Indians, the beginning of black presence in Britain and the contributions of the migrants to the nation's chronological evolution.

Keywords:   emigration, West Indians, Second World War, Jamaicans, Empire Windrush

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