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Book:We're here because you were there : immigration and the end of empire / Ian Sanjay Patel.:2021 Book We're here because you were there : immigration and the end of empire / Ian Sanjay Patel.
We're here because you were there : immigration and the end of empire / Ian Sanjay Patel.
Author: Patel, Ian Sanjay,
Publication year: 2021
Format: Book
Publisher: London : Verso,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781788737678 (hbk.) :
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What are the origins of the hostile environment for immigrants in Britain? Drawing on new archival material from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ian Sanjay Patel retells Britain's recent history in an often shocking account of state racism that still resonates today. What are the origins of the hostile environment for immigrants in Britain? Drawing on new archival material from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ian Sanjay Patel retells Britain's recent history in an often shocking account of state racism that still resonates today. In a series of post-war immigration laws, Britain's colonial and Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean, Asia and Africa were renamed immigrants. In the late 1960s, British officials drew upon an imperial vision of the world to contain what it saw as a vast immigration 'crisis' involving British citizens, passing legislation to block their entry. As a result, British citizenship itself was redefined along racial lines, fatally compromising the C
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