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Before the Windrush : race relations in twentieth-century Liverpool

Author: John Belchem
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Before the Windrush' is a fascinating study that enriches our understanding of how the empire 'came home'. By drawing attention to Liverpool's mixed population in the first half of the 20th century and its approach to race relations, it provides historical context and perspective to debates about Britain's experience of empire in the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Belchem
ISBN: 9781846319679 1846319676 9781781380000 1781380007
OCLC Number: 875999331
Description: xxi, 298 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
List of tables --
List of abbreviations --
Acknowledgements --
Preface --
Introduction: 'The most disturbing case of racial disadvantage in the United Kingdom' --
Chapter One: Edwardian cosmopolitan --
Chapter Two: Riot, miscegenation and inter-war depression --
Chapter Three: Wartime hospitality and the colour bar --
Chapter Four: Repatriation, reconstruction and post-war race relations --
Chapter Five: Race relations in the 1950s --
Chapter Six: 1960s: race and youth --
Chapter Seven: The failure of community relations --
Chapter Eight: 'It took a riot' --
Sources consulted --
Index.
Other Titles: Race relations in twentieth-century Liverpool
Responsibility: John Belchem.

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A fascinating study that examines Liverpool's mixed population and its approach to race relations, in order to provide historical context and perspective to debates about Britain's experience of  Read more...

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'... apioneering study of race relations in twentieth-century Liverpool, based on awealth of primary sources and written with clarity. The general treatment is chronological, fromthe early 1900s to Read more...

 
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