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Literature, immigration and diaspora in fin-de-siècle England : a cultural history of the 1905 Aliens Act

Author: David Glover
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"The 1905 Aliens Act was the first modern law to restrict immigration to British shores. In this book, David Glover asks how it was possible for Britain, a nation that had prided itself on offering asylum to refugees, to pass such legislation. Tracing the ways that the legal notion of the 'alien' became a national-racist epithet indistinguishable from the figure of 'the Jew', Glover argues that the literary and  Read more...
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Glover, David, 1946-
Literature, immigration and diaspora in fin-de-siècle England.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012012502
(OCoLC)785390184
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Glover
ISBN: 9781139526227 1139526227 9781139530897 1139530895 9781139137102 1139137107
OCLC Number: 812174049
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Messianic neutrality: George Eliot and the politics of national identity; 2. Palaces and sweatshops: East End fictions and East End politics; 3. Counterpublics of anti-Semitism; 4. Writing the 1905 Aliens Act; 5. Restriction and its discontents; Afterword; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: David Glover.
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Provides an in-depth history of the 1905 Aliens Act, from its late Victorian cultural origins to its early-twentieth-century aftermath.  Read more...

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