The history of black and Asian immigrants in Liverpool before the 1940s.

A quick-post in relation to a conversation I was having with someone at the Applied History event in London this evening.  The book on the history of the history of black and Asian immigrants to Liverpool before the mass immigration in the 1950s and 1960s is John Belchem, Before the Windrush: Race relations in 20th Century Liverpool (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014).  Contrary to its title, only around the first half of the book is about the period before 1948.  I have not read it, so I cannot comment on its contents.

The older book about this migrant experience n Liverpool is Anthony Richmond Colour Prejudice in Britain: A study of West Indian Workers in Liverpool 1941-1951 (London: RKP, 1954).  In some way this has not dated well, but contains some interesting historical material.

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TV and Radio Listings Saturday 16th October to Friday 23rd October 2015

Soft machine

This week has only material at the popular end of the spectrum – so we have British costal pleasure cruiser, Ford Capris and British psychedelic.

Details of all programmes can be found on the TV and Radio page.

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TV and Radio Listings Saturday 10th October to Friday 16th October 2015

larking and huges

A thin week.  A little bit of post-war British poetry (Larkin, Hughes) and that is about it.

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Michael Cockerell on Denis Healey tonight BBC2 8pm

denis healey

The great Michael Cockerell on Denis Healey at 8pm BBC2 tonight (up against the Great British cake-thing final on BBC1).  Denis Healey punched me in the stomach, really quite hard, in 1981 when I was 17, but I will only tell the story if you ask ne

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Is it right to campaign to close archives?

From the News page

Is it right to Boycott Archives?

5th October 2015.  Rather unsettling stuff from the Guardian.  It is one thing to call on universities to disinvest from oil companies, it is quite another to call on them to refuse to hold the archives of oil companies.  The Guardian reports on a campaign to remove BP archive from Warwick university.  See http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/04/warwick-university-bp-archive-students-chancellor

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Contemporary British History Seminar at King’s College London

For those of you live in London, the Institute of Contemporary British History at KCL (and which, despite any similarities in its name, is in no way related to this blog) have posted their schedule for 2016/16.  These are open (although fundamentally academic) events.   The schedule can be found at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/icbh/news/CBHseminar2015-16.aspx

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TV and Radio Listings Saturday 3rd October to Friday 9th October 2015

thatcher i hard hat

Highlight of the week is undoubtedly Radio 4’s book to the week – the second volume of Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher.  While Moore is generally sympathetic to Thatcher and her politics, the first volume contained new material and genuinely new insights.  The book itself is out on Tuesday.  Elsewhere we have John Lennon, indie music, historic paedophilia, St. Ives and more.

Details of all progammes can be found on the TV and Radio page.

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