In this original, important and inspiring book, Robert Winder tells of the remarkable migrations that have founded and defined a nation. This book draws all their stories together in a compelling narrative. Biographical Notes. Robert Winder was literary editor of the INDEPENDENT. “Buying a Stamp? Sorry, We Only Serve Asylum-Seekers.” This headline indicates the kind of prejudice incurred by the latest batch of.

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As the grandchild of Russian and Ukrainian jewish immigrants to the UK, I am fascinated by the story of immigration.

Also very interesting look at Jewish immigrants e.

Both are very contentious, but Winder wants to just brush past them. Create An Account Why Join? What also seems odd in retrospect – which Winder only touches on – is the very limited view of “race relations”, a concept too readily imported from America.

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But a growing number of experts are sounding a different kind of alarm. It is often assumed that the national identity must be a blody of values and ideas. Showing of 7 reviews. Yet within a mere seventy-five years during the nineteenth century slavery had vanished from the Americas: Royle also takes us beyond the battle as the men of the Royal Army, galvanized by its success at Culloden, expand dramatically and start to fight campaigns overseas in America and India in order to secure British interests; we see the revolutionary use of fighting techniques first implemented at Culloden; and the creation of professional fighting forces.

In Trevor Royle’s vivid and evocative narrative, we are drawn into the ranks, on both sides, alongside doomed Jacobites fighting fellow Scots dressed in the red coats of the Duke of Cumberland’s Royal Army.

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And in very many cases, the newly-arrived Outstanding book. Does this book stop at the 19th century, as the blurb suggests, or does it also cover immigration during the world wars? They wanted an end to it: Robert Winder, formerly Literary Editor of The Independent for five years and Deputy Editor of Granta magazine during the late s, is the author of Hell for Leather, a book about modern cricket, a book about British immigration, and also two novels as well as many articles and book reviews in British periodicals.

Travelling the country, he looks for its hidden springs not in royal pageantry or politics, but in landscape and history. Other cultures changed in their essence; ours somehow remained the same.

That it is a touch eccentric and, at key moments, wrong-headed is nothing against its overall quality. Customers who bought this item also bought. Welcome to Night Vale: It certainly has the readability. But then Winder goes into a long essay on the benefits of immigration which is more opinion than fact. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Apr 21, Martin Willoughby rated it it was amazing.

Winder believes it has just as much to do with the memory of having been repeatedly invaded. The first Indian MP was elected inWalter Tull, the first black football player played for Spurs and Northampton before WW1 and died heroically fighting for the allies in the last months of the war ; in there were 20, black people in London out of a population of- a similar percentage to today.

Should be required reading for all politicians!

Read this for a course at Uni, but it’s so much more than a textbook. Trivia About Bloody Foreigners So reading this book was like a breath of fresh air. An interesting premise rather let down wimder the author preferring to achieve his goal by bludgeoning the reader with endless facts, stats and nuggets of information. Our roots are a tangled web.


And these kind of people are likely to be an asset to any country, not just this one. Traditionally, the British ambivalence towards foreigners has been attributed to geography. Travellers in the Third Reich is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including students, politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, journalists, fascists, artists, tourists, even celebrities like Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett.

Some great insights forejgners immigration over the years.

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This sort of repeated itself in his description of violence against Africans, Wineer and Asians in the s. Immigration is one of the most important stories of modern British life, yet it has been happening since Caesar first landed in 53 BC. The temperature was rising fast. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The nationalities change but the stories remain the same Everyone should read this book!

Not all black and white

Open Preview See a Problem? The Age of Mass Migration: Our Authors See all Authors. You only have to pick up any paper on any day in this country to find some kind of polemic against immigration.