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Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

Chandra D. Bhimull

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479843473
eISBN:
9781479800643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479843473.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a historical and anthropological study of the racial dimensions of airline travel. It analyzes the colonial beginnings of a seemingly national airline: British Airways. It focuses on the ... More


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Chandra D. Bhimull

in Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479843473
eISBN:
9781479800643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479843473.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The second chapter opens with a discussion of the history of commercial aviation in Britain. It examines the intricate decision-making process that gave rise to Imperial Airways after the First World ... More


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