Australia, Britain and Migration, 1915-1940: A Study of Desperate Hopesby Michael Roe
Pub. Date: 10/28/2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is the first systematic study of assisted emigration from Britain to Australia during the inter-war years. It looks at the British and Australian politicians and bureaucrats involved in the program and the half-million migrants who uprooted themselves. Both governments used migration to meet their different needs, with little regard for the migrants themselves.Not only is the book an important study of imperial relations in the 1920s and 1930s, it describes an important and overlooked aspect of Australian political and social history.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Background; 1. The Great War's impact; 2. The whirl of Hughes: 1920–3; 3. S. M. Bruce and Empire: 1923–5; 4. The modest zenith of hope: 1925–6; 5. Ambiguities: 1926–7; 6. Through confusion to doom: 1928–9; 7. Nadir: 1929–35; 8. Toward the wheel's return: 1932–40; 9. Emigration; 10. Immigration; Afterword.
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