Migrant City: A New History of London

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Product Details

Price
$42.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.3 X 1.8 inches | 0.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300210972

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About the Author

Panikos Panayi was born in London to Greek Cypriot immigrants and grew up in the multicultural city developing during the 1960s and 1970s. A leading authority on the history of migration, he is Professor of European History at De Montfort University.

Reviews

"Admirably thorough...Anyone curious about the impact of migration on the history and culture of London could do worse than read the chapter on food in this exhaustive history."--Andrew Holgate, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Ireland

"Immigrants from near and far are the lifeblood of any great city, none more than London. This is a masterly and invaluable history of a neglected topic."--Simon Jenkins, author of A Short History of London


"An eclectic integration of interviews, personal stories, case-studies and historical analyses, Migrant City: A New History of London tells a powerful story about London's reliance on immigration. Its potency comes from its incontrovertibility; without immigration, London would not exist as we know it. Panayi bravely confronts the lazy and often arbitrary distinction between immigrant and native to boldly showcase what it really means to be a Londoner in the modern world."--David Lammy, MP for Tottenham and campaigner for the Windrush generation

"The history of London book I've been waiting a London lifetime for - Panayi delivers modern and ancient truths about this city through a personal, heartfelt style that beats from the page. In these divisive times, this is an urgent and necessary history of our capital city."--Sabrina Mahfouz, contributor to The Good Immigrant


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