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Race relations

A 1960s demonstration against legislation to limit immigration to Britain.
A 1960s demonstration against legislation to limit immigration to Britain.
©Museum of London/Henry Grant Collection

Although there had been extensive immigration to Britain during the 19th century, the population of Britain remained overwhelmingly white until 1948. When commonwealth immigration increased, race relations became an essential element of social policy.

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Further reading

  • Gillroy, P., new ed., There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation (London: Routledge, 2002)
  • Goulbourne, H., Race Relations in Britain Since 1945. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1998)
  • Phillips, T. and Phillips, M., Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-racial Britain. (London: HarperCollins, 1998)
  • Fryer, P., Staying Power: Black People in Britain Since 1504 (London: Pluto Press, 1984)
  • Winder, R., Bloody Foreigners (London: Little, Brown, 2004)