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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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Stowaways and others: racism and alternative journeys into Britishness

Stowaways and others: racism and alternative journeys into Britishness

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The battle of Britishness

Tony Kushner

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses the immigration policies that were implemented to prevent colonial stowaways from entering Britain. It describes the attempts of the British government in the 1950s to stop the illegal movement and permanent settlement of West Indians and West Africans in Britain. The chapter also presents case studies that feature narratives of other Nigerian migrant journeys that highlight the treatment of early settlers in Britain.

Keywords:   immigration policies, stowaways, illegal movement, West Indians, West Africans, Nigerian, migrant journeys

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