Empire, migration and identity in the British World

Edited by Kent Fedorowich and Andrew Thompson

Empire, migration and identity in the British World


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0670-4
  • Pages: 296
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £29.99
  • Published Date: January 2017
  • BIC Category: HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration, Humanities / Colonialism & imperialism, Society & social sciences / Migration, immigration & emigration, History, United Kingdom, Great Britain, European history, Colonialism & imperialism
  • Series: Studies in Imperialism


The essays in this volume have been written by leading experts in their respective fields and bring together established scholars with a new generation of migration and transnational historians. Their work weaves together the 'new' imperial and the 'new' migration histories, and is essential reading for scholars and students interested in the interplay of migration within and between the local, regional, imperial, and transnational arenas. Furthermore, these essays set an important analytical benchmark for more integrated and comparative analyses of the range of migratory processes - free and coerced - which together impacted on the dynamics of power, forms of cultural circulation and making of ethnicities across a British imperial world.


The introduction and the accompanying spread of chapters in Empire, Migration and Identity offers a good exemplar of how the British World framework has adapted since its formulation more than ten years ago and where it stands today.


General Editor's introduction
Introduction: Mapping the contours of the British World: Empire, identity and migration - Kent Fedorowich and Andrew S Thompson
1. Malthus and the Uses of British Emigration - Eric Richards
2. 'Sprung from ourselves': British interpretations of mid-nineteenth-century racial demographics - Kathrin Levitan
3. Religious nationalism and clerical emigrants to Australia, 1828-1900 - Hilary M Carey
4. Resistance and accommodation in Christian mission: Welsh Presbyterianism in Sylhet, Eastern Bengal, 1860-1940 - Aled Jones
5. Asian migration and the British World, c.1850-c.1914 - Rachel Bright
6. Righting the record? British child migration: the case of the Middlemore Homes, 1872-1972 - Michele Langfield
7. Travelling colonist: British emigration and the construction of Anglo-Canadian privilege - Lisa Chilton
8. 'Dear Maidie': Interpreting a migrant's letters from Australia, 1926-67 - Stephen Constantine
9. Staying on or going 'home'? Settlers' decisions upon Zambian Independence - Jo Duffy
11. 'I'm a Citizen of the World': Late-twentieth-century British emigration and global identities - the end of the 'British World'? - A. James Hammerton
12. Multiculturalism, decolonisation and immigration: Integration policy in Britain and France after the Second World War - Eleanor Passmore and Andrew S Thompson


Kent Fedorowich is Reader in British Imperial and Commonwealth History at the University of the West of England, Bristol

Andrew S. Thompson is Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter

Empire, migration and identity in the British World

Edited by Kent Fedorowich, Andrew Thompson

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