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The battle of Britishness: Migrant journeys, 1685 to the present

Tony Kushner


This pioneering study of migrant journeys to Britain begins with Huguenot refugees in the 1680s and continues to asylum seekers and east European workers today. Analysing the history and memory of migrant journeys, covering not only the response of politicians and the public but also literary and artistic representations, then and now, this volume sheds new light on the nature and construction of Britishness from the early modern era onwards. It helps to explain why people come to Britain (or are denied entry) and how migrants have been viewed by state and society alike. The journeys covered v ... More

Keywords: migrant journeys, Britain, Huguenot refugees, asylum seekers, east European workers, Empire Windrush, Volga German transmigrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719066405
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719066405.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Kushner, author