Race and Immigration in Britain Since World War II (HIH1008)

15 credits

Beginning with the large increase in immigration following World War II, this module provides an introduction to the history of race and immigration in modern Britain. It charts the major events and debates surrounding the topic, such as the 1958 ‘race riots’, legislation designed both to limit immigration and improve race relations, collective violence during the 1980s, and ideas of ‘Britishness’ in multicultural Britain. The course does not assume prior knowledge of the topic, and encourages students to engage with the wide range of sources available to conduct their own examination into this important and relevant aspect of modern Britain.