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Searching for mothers and fathers
Lucy Bland

help in the form of two organisations set up in the 1980s: War Babes, founded by white GI baby Shirley McGlade, and TRACE, set up by Pamela Winfield, a GI bride who returned to Britain as a widow (Winfield and her organisation helped Sandi H find her mother).19 TRACE is now online and renamed GI trace.20 In trying to obtain information about her father in the 1980s, McGlade came up against enormous barriers, as did all the GI babies. This was before the arrival of email and of digital data accessible via the internet; there was no easy way of searching. But the

in Britain’s ‘brown babies’
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Simon James Morgan

equivalents, all of which have generated insights of the greatest relevance to this study. 3 Drawing on this rich body of work and a wealth of original research, including the use of digital data sets such as the British Library Newspapers and the Old Bailey Online, Celebrities, Heroes and Champions seeks to further extend our knowledge of nineteenth-century political culture through the investigation of five key themes. The first is the connection between personality politics and the development of new forms of political communication and organisation in the period

in Celebrities, heroes and champions