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Migrant City: A New History of London

Panikos Panayi


London is now a global financial and multicultural hub in which over three hundred languages are spoken. But the history of London has always been a history of immigration. This book explores the rich and vibrant story of London — from its founding two millennia ago by Roman invaders, to Jewish and German immigrants in the Victorian period, to the Windrush generation invited from Caribbean countries in the twentieth century. The book shows how migration has been fundamental to London's economic, social, political, and cultural development. The book sheds light on the various ways in which newc ... More

Keywords: London, multicultural city, immigration, migration, cheap labour, globalization, world city

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300210972
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300210972.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Panikos Panayi, author
De Montfort University