The British Migrant Experience 1700-2000: An Anthology

The British Migrant Experience 1700-2000: An Anthology


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The British Migrant Experience 1700-2000 is a wide-ranging collection of first person accounts together with introductory essays, capturing varied aspects of the British migrant story from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Building on recent interest in the social, psychological and historical aspects of population movement within and into mainland Britain, this anthology contributes to the current debate on British national identities, and introduces readers to aspects of imperial and colonial history, the history of autobiography and self-narration, and post-colonial literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333998632
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/15/2002
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 329
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

PETER LEESE is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural History at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

BEATA PIATEK, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

IZABELA CURYLLO-KLAG, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface; Professor C.K.Steedman Anthology Introduction; P.J.Leese Introduction to Part I: Migrant Life Stories in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century; B.Piatek PART I: MIGRANT LIFE STORIES IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURY Transition I Settlement and Work I Childhood and Home Life I Community I Another Culture I Searching for a Place I PART II: MIGRANT LIFE STORIES IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURY Transition 2 Settlement and Work 2 Childhood and Home Life 2 Community 2 Another Culture 2 PART III: MIGRANT PLACE STORIES FROM THE EIGHTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY The South The Midlands and East Anglia North West England North East England Scotland Wales Biography and Further Reading Index Searching for a Place 2

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