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Wartime hospitality and the colour bar

John Belchem

in Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319679
eISBN:
9781781387153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319679.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The ‘peaceful invasion’ of refugees and allies during the Second World War included significant numbers of ‘coloured’ colonials responding to the needs of the merchant marine, munitions factories and ... More


Imperial Identity in Colonial Minds: Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how the League of Coloured Peoples, founded in London in 1931 by Jamaican physician Harold Moody, used a colonial version of Britishness — one that respected traditional Western ... More


‘To do something for the race’: Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples

David Killingray

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the influences that shaped Harold Moody's thinking and behaviour. It also describes how those beliefs were applied throughout his active life in countering racial prejudice and ... More


‘In this Metropolis of the World We Must Have a Building Worthy of Our Great People’: Race, Empire and Hospitality in Imperial London, 1931–1948

Daniel Whittall

in Africa in Europe: Studies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318474
eISBN:
9781781380437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318474.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the efforts of the League of Coloured Peoples, an organisation founded by African and Caribbean activists, to establish hospitable spaces in which colonial subjects could escape ... More


Riot, miscegenation and inter-war depression

John Belchem

in Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319679
eISBN:
9781781387153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319679.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As this chapter shows, the uneasy transition to peace after the First World War had a disastrous impact on labour and race relations amidst an economic reverse felt more acutely in Liverpool than ... More


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