The Impact of Immigration;In brief;Books;Curriculum materials;Reviews

10th December 1999 at 00:00
THE IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION: a documentary history of the effects and experiences of immigrants in Britain since 1945. By Panikos Panayi. Manchester. University Press. Documents in Contemporary History pound;12.99

This collection of source documents deals with the reasons for immigration, the social and economic position of the newcomers, ethnic reactions to the trauma of moving, a chilling selection on racism and a (more optimistic) selection on the growing multiracialism in British society today.

The introduction draws attention to Britain's current "highly restrictionist" immigration laws, to its "extremely overt ...racist culture" before the 1980s and to the neglect of immigrants by professional historians

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