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The Resource Lovers and strangers : an immigrant history of post-war Britain, Clair Wills

Lovers and strangers : an immigrant history of post-war Britain, Clair Wills

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Lovers and strangers : an immigrant history of post-war Britain
Title
Lovers and strangers
Title remainder
an immigrant history of post-war Britain
Statement of responsibility
Clair Wills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers - to rebuild, to fill the factories, to make the new NHS work. From all over the world and with many motives, thousands of individuals took the plunge. Most assumed they would spend just three or four years here, sending most of their pay back home, but instead large numbers stayed - and transformed the country. Drawing on an amazing array of unusual and surprising sources, Clair Wills' book brings to life the incredible diversity and strangeness of the migrant experience. She introduces us to lovers, scroungers, dancers, homeowners, teachers, drinkers, carers, and many more to show the opportunities and excitement as much as the humiliation and poverty that could be part of the new arrivals' experience
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Clair
Dewey number
  • 305.9'06912'094109045
  • 305.9'06912'094109045
  • 305.906912094109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Society
Target audience
specialized
Label
Lovers and strangers : an immigrant history of post-war Britain, Clair Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Illustrations on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846147166
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 441 pages
Isbn
9781846147166
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Lovers and strangers : an immigrant history of post-war Britain, Clair Wills
Publication
Note
Illustrations on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846147166
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 441 pages
Isbn
9781846147166
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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