ERIC Number: ED429155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Roots of the Future: Ethnic Diversity in the Making of Britain.
The aim of this book is to show that Britain has benefited enormously from immigration and ethnic diversity throughout history. The first part of the book, "Immigrants Past and Present," gives an account of the role played by a few of the migrant communities who came to Britain and settled before the end of World War II. The contributions they have made and the difficulties they have faced are outlined. The second part of the book, "The Contributions of Britain's Ethnic Minorities," focuses on the 50 years since the end of World War II through a selection of "snapshots" of key areas of society where immigration and ethnic diversity have enriched life in Britain. The final section, "Roots of the Future," emphasizes the importance of recognizing ethnic diversity in planning for Britain's future. A list of key dates in British history is included. (Contains 77 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, History, Immigrants, Immigration, Instructional Materials, Multicultural Education, Racial Differences, Social Change, Urban Areas
Central Books, 99 Wallis Road, London E95LN, England, United Kingdom (9.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)