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Author Shaw, Caroline, 1979- author

Title Britannia's embrace : modern humanitarianism and the imperial origins of refugee relief / Caroline Shaw
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Summary 'Britannia's Embrace' offers the first historical examination of the origins of refuge for persecuted foreigners. It argues that this modern humanitarian norm - the responsibility to protect foreign refugees of any race, class, politics, or creed - developed in nineteenth-century Britain through a popular movement that equated the provision of refuge with a national liberal identity and compelled even the most powerful politicians to heed its demands. The public's moral enthusiasm for foreign refugees ironically drew strength from the political and physical resources of the British Empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 26, 2015)
Subject Refugees -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Political refugees -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Humanitarianism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Refugees -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Asylum, Right of -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Liberalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190201012 (ebook)