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London is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race

Kennetta Hammond Perry


This book rethinks the history of race politics in postwar Britain and offers a fresh perspective on the ways in which Black Britons made meaning of their status as citizens in the imperial metropolis. While the landing of the Windrush passengers at Tilbury Docks in June 1948 has long provided an opening scene for narrating the history of Afro-Caribbean migration to Britain and its impact on race relations following World War II, rather than taking this transatlantic voyage as a starting point for understanding race relations and the formation of postcolonial Black Britain, this book engages L ... More

Keywords: Black Britain, Black politics, race, citizenship, Caribbean migration, West Indian migration, African Diaspora, British Empire, Black Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190240202
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240202.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kennetta Hammond Perry, author
Assistant Professor of History, East Carolina University