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Britain, migration, c.1800 to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Panikos Panayi

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm078

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Panayi, P. 2013. Britain, migration, c.1800 to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The movement of peoples from other parts of the world has played a central role in the evolution of modern Britain, predating the Romans but subsequently also including Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans in particular. In the medieval and early modern period smaller groups also made their way to the country: Irish, Jews, Roma (Gypsies), black slaves, and refugees from religious upheaval during the Reformation.

Keywords:

  • colonialism;
  • empire;
  • imperialism;
  • globalization;
  • labor supply