publication . Thesis . 1999

The impact of the struggle for racial equality in the United States on British racialised relations from 1958 to 1968

Sanderson, N.;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 1999
  • Country: United States
Abstract
During the late 1950s and the 1960s America faced a high level of racial tension. At the same time Britain imposed racially discriminatory immigration controls and passed legislation to outlaw racial discrimination. This thesis asks to what extent the events in the United States had an impact on the response of British institutions to the development of a multi-racial society and increased rate of non-white immigration during these crucial years between the 1958 race riots to the Kenyan Asian crisis. The first part of the thesis examines the background to British perceptions about both the 'special relationship' with the United States and images of African Ameri...
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