From Strangers to Citizens: The Integration of Immigrant Communities in Britain, Ireland, and Colonial America, 1550-1750

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Randolph Vigne, Charles Littleton
Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 567 pages
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Even those of us who rejoice in the multicultural character of todays United Kingdom often forget that this character and our tradition of tolerance, of which the British can be proud are not new phenomena. It helps to be reminded that todays waves of refugees are only the latest of many; our understanding of contemporary opportunities and challenges, in this area as in so many others, can be enormously enhanced by a better grasp of our own history. From the Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales. There is much in this volume that is arresting and new even to those well versed in the main narrative of the sixteenth and seventeenth century religious immigration. It is a fitting monument to a movement of a peoples that has shaped our cultural and intellectual heritage in extraordinarily rich and diverse ways. English Historical Review. This valuable collection of essays has enriched the existing literature on immigration into Briain in the early modern period. With its extensive coverage of the topics, periods and areas, it is a useful reference work and has a great deal to offer both to specialists and the general public. Local Population Studies. The Huguenot Society of Great Britain should be praised for its considerable efforts in organizing this important symposium excellent contributions from Patrick Collinson, Jeannine E. Olson, Hugh Trevor-Roper, and J. B. Trim to mention but a few. Albion. Ample and well-presented material on Huguenot craftsmen, artists, scientists, and intellectuals. In all, the book contains a wealth of information. Huguenot Heritage

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Randolph Vigne is the author of Liberals Against Apartheid and Thomas Pringle: South African Pioneer, Poet and Abolitionist. Charles Littleton is a senior research fellow at the History of Parliament.

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