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Author Schofield, Camilla, 1978-
Title Enoch Powell and the making of postcolonial Britain / Camilla Schofield.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Author Schofield, Camilla, 1978-
Subject Powell, J. Enoch (John Enoch), 1912-1998.
Imperialism -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Decolonization -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century.
Politicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-1964.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1964-1979.
Description 1 online resource
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Note Print version record.
Contents Old soldier -- Conservative war, 1938-1947 -- Liberal war, 1947-1960 -- Without war? Commonwealth and consensus -- The war within, 1968 -- 1970 -- Naming the crisis -- postcolonial Britain.
Summary Enoch Powell's explosive rhetoric against black immigration and anti-discrimination law transformed the terrain of British race politics and cast a long shadow over British society. Using extensive archival research, Camilla Schofield offers a radical reappraisal of Powell's political career and insists that his historical significance is inseparable from the political generation he sought to represent. Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain follows Powell's trajectory from an officer in the British Raj to the centre of British politics and, finally, to his turn to Ulster Unionism. She argues that Powell and the mass movement against 'New Commonwealth' immigration that he inspired shed light on Britain's war generation, popular understandings of the welfare state and the significance of memories of war and empire in the making of postcolonial Britain. Through Powell, Schofield illuminates the complex relationship between British social democracy, racism and the politics of imperial decline in Britain.
ISBN 9781107416406 (electronic bk.)
110741640X (electronic bk.)
9781139022057 (electronic bk.)
1139022059 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 859537423
Additional Format Print version: Schofield, Camilla, 1978- Enoch Powell and the making of postcolonial Britain 9781107007949 (DLC) 2012048494 (OCoLC)823014091.

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