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Published: 29 October 2015

328 Pages


ISBN: 9780190200985

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Britannia's Embrace

Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief

Caroline Shaw

  • Offers a 19th century history and a British imperial history to the history of human rights, which has been dismissed in the historiography.
  • Examines the interplay between law, resources, and moral politics.
  • Tracks the changing meaning of "refugee" over time and who was including/excluded in this category.
  • First book to connect refuge for persecuted foreigners and the abolition movement and treatment of fugitive slaves.